Hoeven Statement on Presiden'ts Announcement on U.S. Operation Targeting ISIS Leader

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after the President announced that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed during a raid by the U.S. military.


“The President’s announcement that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed during a U.S. special forces operation once again shows that our military is the best in the world. This is an important step in stopping the spread of terrorism and will make our world a safer place. We commend the President’s decision and applaud the relentless dedication of our servicemembers and intelligence officials who made this mission a success, and who work tirelessly to keep our nation safe. We need to continue building on this victory and working with our allies to ensure that ISIS does not regenerate.”