October 27, 2019

Risch Statement on Announcement of Death of ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has released the following statement on the announcement of the successful U.S.-led military raid against ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi:

"Reports of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s death following a U.S. raid in Syria are welcome news and a triumph for all peace-loving people," Risch said. "I applaud the professionalism of our special operators and the steadfast devotion of our men and women in uniform – there are none finer. I commend President Trump on his leadership and resolve in the fight against terror. Baghdadi’s removal from the battlefield represents another significant milestone in the fight against ISIS. We must continue to apply pressure until the Islamic State is incapable of reconstituting."