Even as the news started trickling out with the rumors, POTUS teased everyone with a Tweet saying something big had just happened. Check the time stamp on this.
Twenty minutes after Reuters ran with this,
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has carried out an operation targeting Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a U.S. official told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity.
The official did not disclose details of the operation and did not say whether it was successful.
Other U.S. officials contacted by Reuters declined comment.
Newsweek, citing a U.S. Army official briefed on the result of the operation, said al-Baghdadi was killed in the raid.
Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by Kenneth Maxwell
ABC is also reporting the same thing but they also have a video up saying that one of his wives and a child were apprehended trying to cross into Lebanon with phony identification too.