Syrian pro-opposition outlets have released photos showing the aftermath of the October 26 U.S. raid on northern Idlib, in which ISIS leader Abu Baker al-Baghdadi was killed.
The photos show the remains of al-Baghdadi’s compound in the town of Barisha in northern Idlib, near the border with Turkey. A destroyed vehicle and what appears to be human remains can be also seen in some of the photos.
Cartridges of a U.S.-made M433 High Explosive Dual Purpose (HEDP) 40mm grenade and 30mm M789 HEDP rounds, likely fired by U.S. attack helicopters, were found in the compound’s area.
Eight U.S. helicopters carrying special forces and backed by warplanes and drones carried out the successful raid on Barisha compound.
Earlier, U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed that al-Baghdadi was killed in the raid along with many of his followers. Trump thanked Russia, Syria, Turkey, Iraq and Syrian Kurds for assisting in the raid.
The governorate of Idlib, where al-Baghdadi was killed, is a stronghold for many terrorist groups. Washington and its allies continue to pressure Moscow and Damascus to stop their anti-terror operations in the governorate.