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Baghdadi Buried At Sea, Says US Defense Secretary

WASHINGTON: The body of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was buried at sea by the US military after he killed himself during the weekend raid on his Syrian hideout, said US Defence secretary.

No details were given on where or when the body was disposed of, but it paralleled the 2011 sea burial of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden after he was killed in a US forces raid.

The disposal of his remains has been done, is complete and was handled appropriately.

Milley said the burial took place based on standard US military procedures and “in accordance with the law of armed conflict.”