Exclusive: Footage from the scene of US raid that killed Baghdadi

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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS), has been killed in a US military operation in Syria’s northwest province of Idlib, according to US President Donald Trump.

Al Jazeera’s correspondent Alaa Eddine Youssef was one of the first journalists to reach the scene of the raid in Barisha village.

Here’s his exclusive report that shows the house where Baghdadi believed to have lived was totally destroyed in the operation that lasted for hours.

Exclusive: Footage from the scene of US raid that killed Baghdadi

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who led the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) for the last five years, was long thought to be hiding somewhere along the Iraq-Syria border. Al Jazeera’s correspondent Alaa Eddine Youssef was one of the first journalists to reach the scene of the raid.

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