The Hush Post | 6:55 pm | One-minute read
US President Donald Trump on October 27 announced that ISIS Chief Abu Bakar Al-Baghdadi killed himself during a US-led operation when he was caught at a safe house in the Syrian province of Idlib. But the Kurdish forces also played an important role in this operation.
According to the reports by CNN, a spy for the Kurdish forces in Syria stole Baghdadi’s underwear to get his DNA sample. During the announcement of the raid, Trump had said that the Kurds provided them “helpful” information and this was the information.
SDF senior advisor Polat Can tweeted, “All intelligence to Al-Baghdadi as well as the identification of his place were the results of our own work. Our intelligence source was involved in sending coordinates, directing the airdrop, participating in ad making the operations a success until the last minute.”
1- Through our own sources, we managed to confirm that Al Baghdadi had moved from Al Dashisha area in Deir Al Zor to Idlib. Since 15 May, we have been working together with the CIA to track Al Baghdadi and monitor him closely.
— بولات جان Polat Can (@PolatCanRojava) October 28, 2019
Further, he added that the SDF had been working with the CIA since May 15 to track Baghdadi. They discovered that Baghdadi was hiding Idlib, where the raid took place.