The US military has said it expects a retribution attack in the wake of the killing of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as it released the first footage of the raid by commandos on the Isis leader’s hideout.
The notorious ISIS leader had also periodically issued audio statements, with the last being in August 2018. The US had earlier announced a reward of USD 25 million for information leading to al-Baghdadi's death or arrest.
The K-9, which officials declined to identify, accompanied the US special forces during the raid and played an instrumental role in locating and tracking al-Baghdadi at his compound in Syria's Idlib province.
Back in April, al-Baghdadi appeared in a propaganda video a week after a series of bombings rattled Sri Lanka, in which more than 250 people were killed.
Our air defences intercepted hostile missiles fired by Israeli warplanes from the Lebanese airspace towards some of our military positions in Homs and the surroundings of Damascus
Out of seven, three people were killed in an air strike on the town of Maaret al-Numan, while in al-Bara, three children and their father were killed, reported Al Jazeera
Israel on Wednesday fired several missiles toward the southeastern Syrian town of al-Harra just across the border with Golan Heights.
He had previously declared the end of ISIS in the Syrian region, basing that as his reason behind the decision to pull troops from the area. This decision invited backlash from various quarters, including the US Congress, as it left the country's allies in a lurch.
This comes hours after at least 40 combatants were killed in fighting that broke out between the rebel groups and Russia-backed Syrian army in the northwestern town of Hama province.
The US Secretary of State Michael R Pompeo has warned Turkey of "devastating results" if Ankara initiated any unilateral military action in Syria.