An operation carried out by the US military on the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant has targeted the group’s leader, Abu Bakar al-Baghdadi, US military official said.

A US official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters news agency that the military attacked the leader but did not disclose details of the operation and did not say whether it was successful.

Newsweek carried an article citing a US Army official briefed on the result of the operation, said al-Baghdadi was killed in the raid.

The White House said US President Donald Trump would make a “major statement” on Sunday, but gave no further details.

Mr. Trump earlier shared a cryptic tweet saying: “Something very big has just happened!”

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