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Inside US Raid On ISIS Chief: Months Of Preparation, Then A Deadly Blast

Dais Newsfeed | 04/02/2022 09:16 AM | Click to read full article

U.S. forces rehearsed the helicopter raid over and over, hoping to capture Islamic State's leader on the third floor of a residential building in a Syrian town on the Turkish border, where he was holed up with his family.

But before they could reach him, Abu Ibrahim al-Hashemi al-Quraishi detonated a suicide bomb, triggering a large explosion that blew mangled bodies -- including his own -- out of the building into the streets outside.