New Hampshire’s congressional delegation says it’s grateful for the work of U.S. military and intelligence personnel in the killing of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Two of the four Democrats, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Rep. Chris Pappas, congratulated President Donald Trump following his announcement Sunday that al-Baghdadi was killed in a U.S. special forces operation in Syria.
Shaheen said al-Baghdadi has the blood of Americans on his hands_including journalist James Foley of New Hampshire —and has finally been brought to justice. Foley was killed by ISIS fighters in 2014 after being kidnapped in Syria.
Foley’s parents, Diane and John Foley, told WMUR-TV that al-Baghdadi’s death is significant, but it doesn’t end the threat. Diane Foley said “we’ve got to be ready for retaliation.”