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Crenshaw Statement on al-Baghdadi Raid

Washington, October 27, 2019

Crenshaw Statement on al-Baghdadi Raid

WASHINGTON, DC ā€“ Congressman Dan Crenshaw released the following statement regarding the successful raid that took out ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi:

ā€œToday is a good day in America. ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead and our enemy is significantly weaker. Iā€™m proud of our U.S. Special Operators who carried out this high-risk mission and applaud the administration for its decisive action. This is what is possible with a forward deployed presence and strong, intelligence-sharing relationships. Now we must keep pressure on the mid-level ISIS leadership that will seek to replace him. Congratulations to JSOC, the intelligence community, and the President.ā€

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