Grainy video footage posted on BBC showed US troops shooting at militants on the ground as they flew towards the compound where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was staying.
According to reports, US troops moved into the compound, while Baghdadi went into a tunnel and detonated a suicide vest, killing himself.
After the raid the compound was destroyed with explosives.
Doubts have been expressed over if al-Baghdadi has been killed, leading the US government to air the video.
Link to the BBC video