U.S. Says It Destroyed Baghdadi Compound to Prevent Shrine to Terror Leader

from The Wall Street Journal,

Islamic State founder may have tried to shoot at U.S. forces closing in on tunnel, top military commander says.

U.S. military special operations forces destroyed the compound where a raid last weekend led to the death of Islamic State founder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to assure that the site didn’t become a shrine to the extremist leader, a top commander said Wednesday. Much valuable intelligence was secured from the raid.

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