Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has cast doubt on the killing of <a href="https:\/\/see.news\/al-baghdadi\/" target="_blank">ISIS leader<\/a> Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi by US forces.\r\n\r\n"Why didn't they show us the body of Bin Laden? Why didn't they show us Al-Baghdadi's body?," Al Assad said in an exclusive interview to "Sputnik News Agency" on Sunday.\r\n\r\n\u201cIt is just a fake story,\u201d Assad continued. \u201cBaghdadi was released by the Americans. He was prepared by them to play that role and we don't believe this recent story of killing him,\u201d\r\n\r\nNoteworthy, the US authorities have disposed the remains of killed\u00a0<a href="https:\/\/edition.cnn.com\/2019\/10\/30\/politics\/pentagon-baghdadi-raid-video\/index.html">ISIS leader<\/a>\u00a0Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi\u00a0by burying them at sea, according to a Pentagon official.\r\n\r\nAl Baghdadi died in a US raid in northwestern Syria three weeks ago, after igniting his suicide belt, killing himself, his two wives and 3 children.\r\n\r\nThe initial planning for the raid began last summer, as a commando unit of the Army Delta force began to develop training plans for a covert mission to kill or capture the ISIS leader, with enormous obstacles anticipated.\r\n\r\nHis hideout was deep inside al-Qaeda-controlled territory. The skies over this area are also under the control of Syria and Russia.\r\n\r\nThe US leadership canceled the operation at least two times at the last minute, according to the New York Times newspaper.