Last Saturday night, approximately 70 special operators hailing from Delta Force’s A Squadron and the 75th Ranger Regiment stormed a compound in the Idlib Province of Northeast Syria with orders to kill or capture ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The mission has been hailed as a complete success, with no American troops lost and one service dog injured, but U.S. forces had lingering concerns about the compound al-Baghdadi died in becoming a shrine of sorts for ISIS and other affiliated extremist groups. How do you prevent a facility that once housed a mad man from becoming a church that honors the same? Simple: you turn it into a parking lot.
And video from the strikes (using standoff munitions) that destroyed the compound. pic.twitter.com/v4OFDtJSY5
— Jake Godin (@JakeGodin) October 30, 2019
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