IS victims see satisfaction but no closure in leader's death

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Finally, Post columnist Max Boot made the argument Trump was wrong in his claim that al-Baghdadi died a coward because "rather than be captured he blew himself up". "The world is now a much safer place", the president said.

"Subsequently, US forces, in coordination with Iraq's National Intelligence Service, carried out an operation which led to the elimination of the terrorist al-Baghdadi".

"I've watched Adam Schiff leak", Mr Trump said.

He said the terror state has been destroyed and the fighters are being held in prison.

"On Monday, in tweeting a declassified photograph of the dog, Trump said, wonderful dog (name not declassified) that did such a GREAT JOB in capturing and killing the Leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi!"

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Turkey said it was proud to have helped "bring a notorious terrorist to justice", but Russia's response was sceptical, with the defence ministry in Moscow saying that it had no reliable information on the USA raid and observing there had been previous attempts to kill al-Baghdadi.

The UN Monitoring Team on terrorist groups is going to put questions to the United States and other involved parties to clarify the fate of al-Baghdadi, Edmund Fitton-Brown, a British diplomat who coordinates the team, told RIA Novosti news agency.

He said after years of trying to track Baghdadi, they finally got their break after some "very good intelligence work", adding that they had cooperation from other partners.

Special operations forces left in eight military helicopters from a United States base and flew for more than hour over heavily militarised territory controlled by multiple nations, including Russian and Syrian forces.

Two defense officials said the dog's name is considered classified because releasing it would make it easier to determine who was involved in the raid.

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In South East Asia, where Islamic State has spread its influence, officials believe the group's ideas will have to be fought even after Baghdadi's death. The President said several Baghdadi personnel were killed, and no American soldiers were killed, "This is a time we can celebrate".

Secretary of Defence Mark Esper told CNN US forces called for Baghdadi to surrender but he refused.

Ethawi, a PhD doctor in Islamic Sciences, was reportedly one of Baghdadi's top five aides, having first forrayed into militant Islamist extremism when he join Al-Qaeda in 2006.

Trump announced al-Baghdadi's death in a televised statement from the White House on Sunday morning, a day after USA forces carried out the operation in Syria. Mazloum said this source was able to provide the location and description of the compound where he was killed, including the layout of tunnels.

Usually ranked as noncommissioned officers, a higher rank than the dog's handler and a way of instilling respect for the dogs, military canines are routinely part of sensitive and unsafe missions carried out by special operations, according to Ron Aiello, a retired Marine who runs the nonprofit U.S. War Dogs Association.

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Trump said a DNA field test had confirmed his identity, and he also thanked Turkey, Iraq, Syria and Russian Federation for their cooperation.

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