WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump says the U.S. military raid that took out Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is a bigger deal than the 2011 killing of Osama bin Laden during the Obama administration.Join our WhatsApp group
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Trump is detailing the operation during an announcement at the White House.
The president acknowledges that the death of bin Laden was significant, but he believes the news about al-Baghdadi is even bigger news.
Trump says that bin Laden didn’t become a global name in terrorism until the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The president says that’s in contrast to al-Baghdadi, who Trump says is responsible for building a caliphate.