Shaheen Statement on Death of ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

October 27, 2019

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, issued the following statement after the President announced ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a raid carried out by U.S. forces. 

“The death of al-Baghdadi is a triumph for our nation’s anti-terrorism efforts and is a testament to the persistence and expertise of our military and intelligence services,” said Shaheen. “al-Baghdadi spread a heinous terrorist ideology which must continue to be snuffed out in Syria and around the world. al-Baghdadi has the blood of Americans on his hands—including Granite Stater James Foley—and has finally been brought to justice. I congratulate President Trump, our allies who assisted in this effort, and, in particular, those who risked their lives in this raid.”