- The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said it helped the US to verify Baghdadi’s identity before the American forces killed him
- The SDF said its spy stole the terrorist leader’s underwear which was used to prove and verify his identity via DNA test before he was killed
- This is contrary to the earlier claim by President Trump who said other countries did not know about the mission of the American troops
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has reportedly highlighted the role it played in the raid by the American troops that led to the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the ISIL leader.
The Syrian force said its spy stole Baghdadi's underwear which was used to prove and verify the terrorist leader’s identity via DNA test before he was killed, BBC reports.
According to a senior commander cited by the British media, the Syrian forces played an important role in fishing out Baghdadi before he was killed in Syria.
Legit.ng notes that this is contrary to the earlier claim by the president of the United States, Donald Trump, who said other countries did not know about the mission of the American troops.
Trump said the other affected neighbouring countries, Syria, Turkey and Russia, were only informed that the troops of the special operation were going to fly through their airspace.
Legit.ng also gathered that Polat Can, a senior adviser of the SDF, in a thread of tweets posted on Monday, October 28, highlighted the alleged roles the Syrian forces played in the raid.
He tweeted: "All intelligence and access to al-Baghdadi as well as the identification of his place were the result of our own work. Our intelligence source was involved in sending coordinates, directing the airdrop, participating in and making the operation a success until the last minute.”
Polat Can's tweet has made many to question President Trump's claim that the operation was secretly done without major involvement of forces from other countries.
Reacting to the tweet, Adhir Maharaj said sarcastically, "a true "under cover" op!!"
Similarly, Narcos Lingstir tweeted that it’s completely disgusting that this was not acknowledged by Trump.
However, Tina Jordan was of the opinion that President Trump probably hid the details to shield the SDF from "harm/payback" as a result of the force's involvement in the raid.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that President Trump announced the death of Baghdadi who was killed when a US Special Ops forces raided his hideout in northwest Syria.
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