Here's Video of the Special Operators Closing in on ISIS Leader Baghdadi's Compound

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The Al-Baghdadi compound before the raid.
The Al-Baghdadi compound pre-raid Oct. 26, 2019. (DoD)

What does it look like when U.S. special operations forces move in on the compound of a long-hunted terrorist? A video newly released by the Pentagon gives a sneak peek.

A series of videos, released during a press conference late Wednesday, show members of the Army's elite Delta Force on Oct. 26 moving towards the compound in Syria occupied by ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Pursued into a series of tunnels by U.S. troops, including a military working dog, Baghdadi detonated a suicide vest, killing himself and two children who he used as human shields, according to officials.

Baghdadi, the self-declared ISIS "caliph," was the subject of a $25 million bounty for information leading to his death or capture.

U.S. Assault Force Moves on Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Compound

Another video released by the Pentagon Wednesday showed U.S. forces engaging hostile forces from above after the raid.

U.S. Airstrike Takes Out Hostiles After Syria Raid

A series of other videos show the compound being blown-up by "precision munitions" following the raid.

UAV Footage of Destroyed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Compound

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Destroyed by U.S. Special Operators

U.S. Forces Destroy the Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Compound

This story was updated Oct.30 to reflect new information about the raid, including the number of children killed.

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