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Trump reveals ISIL leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi killed after US raids

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Islamic State leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi has been killed in Syria during a raid by United States forces.

US President Donald Trump use a televised address to confirm the ISIL leader was fleeing attack dogs when he was cornered in a tunnel in the Idlib region in north-west Syria.

He then killed himself and three of his children by detonating a suicide vest.

“He died after running into a dead-end tunnel, whimpering, crying and screaming all the way,” Mr Trump said.

US correspondent Bob Tarlau told Ross and John that Mr Trump also referred to Al-Baghdadi and his followers and “losers” and “frightened puppies”.

“Trump … chose to use much stronger and inflammatory language than other presidents in other such moments,” Tarlau reported.

Click PLAY to hear Bob Tarlau’s full report

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