(Yahoo) President Donald Trump on Sunday said that the elusive leader of the Islamic State group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed dying like a dog in a daring nighttime raid by US special forces in northwest Syria. Trump told the nation in a televised address from the White House that US forces killed a large number of Islamic State (IS) group militants during the raid which culminated with Baghdadi cornered in a tunnel where he detonated a suicide vest. He died after running into a dead-end tunnel whimpering and crying and screaming all the way Trump said adding that three of Baghdadis children were also killed in the blast. Trump said that the raid -- involving eight helicopters flying more than an hour from an undisclosed base -- was carried out with cooperation from Russia Syria Turkey and Iraq. He also thanked the Syrian Kurds for a certain support they were able to give us.