Last night was a great night for the United States and for the World. A brutal killer, one who has caused so much hardship and death, was violently eliminated – he will never again harm another innocent man, woman or child. He died like a dog. He died like a coward. The world is now a much safer place. God bless the United States of America! – President Donald J. Trump, Oct. 28, 2019
President Trump announced a successful United States operation has finally brought to justice Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the founder and leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
The United States has been searching for Baghdadi for years and has been a top national security priority of President Trump.
Baghdadi and the cowards around him are responsible for horrific and depraved violence, including the deaths of Americans James Foley, Steven Sotloff, Peter Kassig, and Kayla Mueller.
The operation was named in honor of one of Baghdadi’s American victims, Kayla Mueller.
ISIS publicly beheaded more than 300 people under Baghdadi, committed genocidal killings of the Yazidi population, and killed thousands of captured prisoners of war.
This operation is a win for the United States and the world and a reminder that we will continue to pursue all ISIS terrorists to the end.
On Monday, President Donald Trump and a contingent of his administration’s law enforcement and security agencies attended the 2019 Conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), an organization that represents commanding officers of police departments throughout the nation.