Baghdadi, according toTrump, died "after running into a dead-end tunnel, whimpering and crying and screaming" during a raid by the USA forces.
Mr Esper said last week that a "mechanised" force would reinforce USA positions in the oil region, meaning a force equipped with tanks or Bradley infantry carriers.
An unnamed United States military dog also became an unlikely hero of the raid, incurring injuries as it chased al-Baghdadi down a dead-end tunnel underneath his hideout, where he blew himself and three children up with a suicide vest.
USA defense officials remain on alert in relation to the Islamic State militant group, as President Donald Trump credited the death of its leader to his own leadership.
Trump described Baghdadi as "whimpering and crying and screaming all the way" to his death.
US forces entered the compound by helicopter, quickly neutralized al-Baghdadi's forces in a gun fight and then secured the building to protect civilians.
Syrian Kurds say they managed to place a spy in Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's inner circle who stole a pair of the Isis leader's underpants to prove his identity and then helped guide USA soldiers to his Syrian hideout.
There, in a "dead-end tunnel", Trump said, the militant leader detonated an explosive vest, killing himself and three of what were believed to be his six children.
And what to make of an operation perhaps precipitated by Donald Trump's abrupt decision to pull out of Syria?
The official also confirmed SDF claims that its forces had killed the IS spokesman in a separate operation Sunday in the town of Jarablus, near the Syrian border with Turkey.
A Kurdish informant inside ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's inner circle gave key details of the terror leader's hideout and even proved he knew where Baghdadi was located by producing a pair of his used underwear, a report said.
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper offered some of his most detailed remarks to date about the mission at a news briefing on Monday.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was the self-styled leader of the Islamic State group (ISIS), and perhaps the world's most-wanted terrorist.
"He was a sick and depraved man".
"The president had planned a talk down to the unit and unit members", the general said.
Speculation has also centred on Abdullah Qardash - a former Iraqi military officer jailed with al-Baghdadi in the US-run Iraqi prison of Camp Bucca.
It was unclear if that was the person Trump was referring to in his tweet.
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Baghdadi's body was "mutilated by the blasts", so United States forces had to use a DNA test onsite to confirm his identity. The video shows debris and rubble strewn across the area, identified as Barisha in Syria, with damaged cars and buildings.
The Department of Defense had directed Cooper, who had agreed to testify voluntarily, not to appear for her scheduled deposition . Elliot Mincberg, a senior fellow and counsel at People for the American Way, called Wednesday's actions a "diversionary tactic".
The immediate question was the fate of the USA -brokered cease-fire, which was to run out at 10 p.m. (1900 GMT) Tuesday evening. The two powers had both stationed troops on the Turkey-Syria border after United States troops withdrew from the area.
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It is the first time in 12 years England have reached the semi-final, but it will be the last game in charge for Cheika. Closer to home, the success of Australian rugby has always been tied to the Wallabies.
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Virgin Galactic to commence trading on NYSE
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