October 27, 2019

Young Statement in Response to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s Death

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statement regarding the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi:

 “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead.

“At this watershed moment in the battle against terrorism, we thank the special operation forces who carried out the mission and the thousands of men and women who have led the fight against ISIS.

“We think of Hoosier Marine Jordan Spears and his family, who represent the great sacrifice by many of our nation’s finest, and their families, to defeat ISIS.

“We also remember Hoosier Peter Kassig and his family, who represent the unspeakable human toll that ISIS’ top leader brought to our fellow American citizens and their families, and to countless innocent men, women and children.

“Americans, all of them, none to be forgotten. Semper Fidelis.”


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