Since 2014, international terrorist group ISIS has remained at large across the globe as it took out hundreds of attacks, all in the name of apparent leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Inspiring similar groups and the death of thousands of innocent civilians, the world is believed to be a better place after Donald Trump interrupted American morning broadcasting to address the nation. Donned in his usual red tie and blue suit, the US President delivered the relief, confirming the leader was killed.
Making a rare appearance on Sunday morning, just after 9am PT, Trump revealed the details of a two-hour raid that took place in Syria overnight. Following a month-long intelligence operation, Baghdadi was tracked to north-western Syria through a smuggler along with his two wives and children. Explosions and gunfire were reported from the town of Barisha at about 1.30am Syrian time on Sunday. According to Trump, American soldiers and dogs chased the ISIS leader into a dead-end tunnel with three children, and detonated a vest killing all four people, while it was confirmed that the two wives were also killed. Eleven children who survived were handed to local authorities.
“He was a sick and depraved man, and now he’s gone,” Trump stated when addressing the nation.
The announcement followed a tweet from Trump on Saturday night, saying, “Something very big has just happened!”
View the full national address below.