The fugitive leader of the Islamic State (IS) group has been killed in a US military operation in northwest Syria, President Donald Trump has said.
Baghdadi came to prominence in 2014, when he announced the creation of a "caliphate" in areas of Iraq and Syria.
IS carried out multiple atrocities that resulted in thousands of deaths.
from the White House, Mr Trump said Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi detonated his suicide vest after being caught at the end of a tunnel by special forces.
Good. No doubt Trump has just bought himself some brownie points after the disastrous decision to pull out of Syria.
One less evil bastard in the world and this one was a particularly nasty character.