The Pentagon on Wednesday, Oct 30, released new images and video of the weekend raid that killed the ISIS head Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

U.S. Central Command head Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth McKenzie said the mission, which he ordered to commence from Centcom headquarters in Tampa, Fla., began around 9 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Saturday.

Offering new specifics of the attack, McKenzie spoke as Pentagon reporters showed footage of the special operations group attacking the compound of al-Baghdadi and then the strikes on the site.

A video shows the arrival of the assault force at the site–identified as a region not typically controlled by U.S. forces and a flight of about an hour from the U.S. staging base in Syria.

You can see fighters from two places gathering on U.S. aircraft to fire. Although the individuals were not considered to be associated with al-Baghdadi, “they demonstrated a hostile intent against U.S. forces and were killed by two airstrikes from supporting helicopters,” McKenzie said as the attack was demonstrated.

The assault force can then be seen closing in on the compound, where the none-hostile residents who surrendered, including 11 children, were first removed.

“Despite the violent nature of the raid, and the high-profile nature of this assault, every effort was made to avoid civilian casualties and to protect the children that we suspected would be at the compound,” McKenzie said.

Five ISIS members inside – four woman and one man – “presented a threat to the force. They did not respond to commands in Arabic to surrender . . . and were then engaged by the raid force and killed.”

FILE – This file image made from video posted on a militant website April 29, 2019, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, being interviewed by his group’s Al-Furqan media outlet. (Al-Furqan media via AP, File)

Subsequently, U.S. forces discovered al-Baghdadi hiding in a tunnel, detonating a suicide vest as soldiers closed in, killing himself and two children, not three children as originally assessed.

McKenzie said he believed that al-Baghdadi had fired in his final moments from the tunnel and that he had two children under the age of 12.

A total of six members of ISIS were killed during the raid. They included one other man, al-Baghdadi, and four women.

After being found by DNA testing, the remains of Al-Baghdadi were buried at sea.

U.S. forces subsequently fired precise stand-off ammunition from aircraft to destroy the compound, which was also shown to reporters.

“It looks pretty much like a parking lot with large potholes right now,” McKenzie said.

In addition, he provided some background of the now-famous dog that chased al-Baghdadi into the tunnel and was injured in the suicide vest explosion.

“This dog is a four-year veteran of [Special Operations Command] canine program and has been a member of approximately 50 combat missions,” McKenzie said.

The dog was injured by exposed live electrical cables in the tunnel after al-Baghdadi detonated his vest but has since been returned to duty.

McKenzie, Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley “extensively briefed the president on all aspects of the plan and the risks involved in its execution,” on Friday, McKenzie said.

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