Trump Gives Award to Unit in Al-Baghdadi Raid

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President Donald Trump presented a citation to a U.S. Army unit involved in the raid against the leader of the Islamic State.

Trump presented a citation to the Army Special Operations unit that carried out the raid that killed the Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the White House press secretary said on Thursday night.

Trump met members of the unit at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Kayleigh McEnany told reporters aboard Air Force One as the president returned to Washington.

Trump also visited a Special Forces memorial at Fort Bragg, McEnany added.

Al-Baghdadi was killed in a U.S raid in northern Syria in October 2019. At campaign rallies, Trump often mentions his death, along with the killing by the U.S. early this year of the Iranian general Qassem Soleimani. At the White House last November, the president awarded a medal to Conan, a military service dog that was hurt in the raid.

Al-Baghdadi was the highest-ranking terrorist leader targeted by U.S. forces since Osama bin Laden was killed in 2011 in a raid in Pakistan during the Obama administration.

Trump Gives Award to Unit in Al-Baghdadi Raid was last modified: October 29th, 2020 by Adam Gardiner

This article was originally posted on Red Tea News.

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