US Says It Took Two Men Prisoner During Baghdadi Raid

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA – OCTOBER 28: U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley answers reporters’ questions during a news conference at the Pentagon the day after it was announced that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a U.S. raid in Syria October 28, 2019 in Arlington, Virginia. The leader and self-proclaimed caliph of the Islamic State, al-Baghdadi reportedly blew himself up with explosives when cornered by a U.S. Special Operations team at his compound in Syria. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP
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Two men were taken captive by US forces during the raid in Syria that led to the death of jihadist leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a top US military official said Monday.

“There were two adult males taken off the objective, alive,” chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley said during a briefing at the Pentagon.

“They’re in our custody and they’re in a secure facility,” Milley added.

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