The Department of Defense released video of the U.S. military raid that resulted in the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and provided more details of the raid during a press conference on Wednesday.
U.S. Central Command Commander Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, Jr. explained a group of people left al-Baghdadi’s compound when the U.S. special forces approached.
“The group was treated humanely at all times and included 11 children. I want to make it clear that despite the violent nature of the raid and the — and the high-profile nature of this assault, every effort was made to avoid civilian casualties and to protect the children that we suspected would be at the compound,” said McKenzie.
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