Watch: Drone footage of military raid that killed Baghdadi

Watch: Drone footage of military raid that killed Baghdadi


THE NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY IN CALIFORNIA. BREAKING TONIGHT, WE’RE GETTING THE FIRST IMAGES OF THE OPERATION TO KILL ABU AL-BAGHDADI. PENTAGON OFFICIALS BRIEFING REPORTERS. THIS DRONE FOOTAGE SHOWS VARIOUS PARTS OF THE RAID AND THE DESTRUCTION OF THE BASE AFTER THE ACTION WAS OVER. SIX ISIS MEMBERS WERE KILLED. FOUR WOMEN, TWO MEN. THE HEAD OF U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND SAYS HE EXPECTS ISIS TO TRY TO RETALIATE FOR THIS MISSION. NATIONAL SECURITY CORRESPONDENT JENNIFER GRIFFIN IS AT THE PENTAGON WITH THE IMAGES AND THE BRIEFING. GOOD EVENING.>>GOOD EVENING. WE JUST RECEIVED THE IMAGES. THE PENTAGON RELEASED VIDEO SHOWING THE MOMENT THE COMPOUND WAS BLOWN UP BY WAR PLANES USING MUNITIONS.>>YOU CAN THE WAY IT LOOKED BEFORE AND AFTERWARDS. IT’S CLEAR THE SUCCESS OF THE STAND-OFF MUNITIONS THAT WE I’M EMPLOYED ENSURED IT WOULDN’T BE A SHINE OR MEMORABLE IN SOME OTHER WAY. IT’S A PIECE OF GROUND.>>THIS SHOWS THE ARMY SPECIAL OPERATORS APPROACHING ON FOOT FROM TWO SIDES. THE 11 CHILDREN INSIDE THE COMPOUND WERE HANDED OVER TO A TRUSTED SOURCE AND NOT FLOWN OUT OF SYRIA. BAGHDADI GRABBED TWO, NOT THREE CHILDREN WHEN HE HIT IN THE TUNNEL. THE U.S. HELICOPTERS WERE FIRED AT FROM THE GROUND. YOU CAN SEE THE ATTACK HELICOPTERS SUPPRESS THE GUN FIRE FROM THE AIR. THE COMMANDERS PUSHED BACK ON REPORTS THE RAID HAD BEEN MOVED FORWARD OR RUSHED DUE TO THE PRESIDENT’S DECISION TO WITHDRAW TROOPS.>>SIR, YOU MENTIONED THAT YOU STAGED FROM WITHIN SYRIA. IS THERE ANYTHING ABOUT THE CHANGES ON THE GROUND IN THE LAST TWO TO THREE WEEKS WITH THE U.S. FULLING BACK FORCES WITH TURKEY COMING ACROSS THAT CAUSED YOU TO ACCELERATE OR CHANGE THE TIMING OF THE OPERATION?>>JENNIFER, ABSOLUTELY NOT. WE CHOSE THE TIME BASED ON WEATHER, CERTAINTY, LUNAR DATA A VARIETY OF THINGS LIKE THAT. WHILE IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN CONVENIENCE TO USE BASES THERE, THE U.S. MILITARY CAN GO ANYWHERE AND SUPPORT OURSELVES.>>GENERAL MacKENZIE IS A THE U.S. HELICOPTERS STAGED INSIDE SYRIA BEFORE THE RAID. SOMETHING THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN

22 thoughts on “Watch: Drone footage of military raid that killed Baghdadi”

  1. I voted trump but we shouldn't be showing this footage. do the job and get out, but this is antagonizing terrorists to strike US civilians. Trump just wants political points, he has Secret Service protection anyways.

  2. Donald Trump didn't do anything y'all acting like he even lifted his finger to help.All of you guys will get us killed if you vote for him again. Seriously have you all lost all your brain cells. Dont worry there'll be a new generation voting and we will have to fix all the sh** y'all ignorant people have done so we won't suffer while y'all are gone. What does the phrase make America great again mean to you? Answer that then ask yourself was American ever great if you say yes respond with what year or century it was great and I will tell you why you are wrong.

  3. How stupid the questions are in this clip. The ISIS leader was killed because Trump terminated the YPG's contract. YPG was keeping the remaining 1% of ISIS and their leader secure, in order to keep getting billions from the US. Would you have terminated ISIS completely if you were paid billions of dollars to fight ISIS? Remaining ISIS was the livelihood of YPG. Trump recognized the situation and terminated the contract with YPG, and as a result, remaining ISIS leader was killed. There is a cause and effect relationship between two events. Stop fooling the US taxpayers.

  4. Most of the media still appear to be ignorant of the fact that the "troop withdrawal" was part of the plan and lulled the ISIS fighters into feeling more secure and therefore less alert. Neither the media nor the Democrat leadership are very smart these days.

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