In a press interview, the Department of Defense (DoD) released footage of the Delta Force operation that killed the leader of ISIS Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

General Frank McKenzie, the commander of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) also provided additional information about the operation.

According to CENTCOM, the general plan for the operation was a helicopter assault by Delta and the Rangers. They launched from two sites, Erbil, Iraq, and an undisclosed location in Syria. Gen. McKenzie added that “the plan was significantly more complex than that, and designed to avoid detection by ISIS and others prior to and during execution, to avoid civilian casualties. This operation was exquisitely planned and executed. It demonstrates the United States’ global reach and our unwavering commitment to destroy ISIS.”