Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has congratulated President Donald Trump on the successful operation to kill the ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
“This successful operation makes the world a safer place,” Wickremesinghe said.
“I would like to commend President Trump on this successful operation in the fight against terror. The ISIS group which recently claimed a strike on Sri Lanka has been creating fear and terror around the world,” he said.
CNN reported that President Donald Trump declared Sunday morning that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was dead after a US military raid in northwest Syria over the weekend.
“Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead,” Trump said at the White House, calling the ISIS leader’s removal “the top national security priority of my administration.”
The President said a US special operations forces mission went after the ISIS leader and there were no US deaths during the operation.
Several ISIS fighters and companions of Baghdadi were killed, including two women wearing suicide vests and three children. Trump would not provide a specific number of casualties, only describing those targeted on scene as “more dead than alive.” Eleven children were moved out of the house and are uninjured, the President said.