28 Oct 2019

Islamic State leader killed

From Labour Day, 8:05 am on 28 October 2019
(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 30, 2019 In this undated tv grab taken from a video released by Al-Furqan media, the chief of the Islamic State group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi purportedly appears for the first time in five years in a propaganda video in an undisclosed location.

Photo: AFP

Donald Trump says US forces killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a "daring and dangerous" early morning raid by US Special Forces on Sunday.

In a press conference at the White House the US president told media that al-Baghdadi killed himself by detonating a suicide vest while being pursued in a tunnel in northern Syria. 

What does this mean for the conflicts in Syria and how has the fairly unusual announcement been received in the US? Our correspondent Harry Horton joins us from Washington. 

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