ISIS Leader Killed

Mason Dunleavy, News Editor

During the night on Oct. 26, the United States successfully took down the leader and founder of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. A planned raid throughout the night in northwest Syria targeted a compound occupied by Baghdadi. President Trump held a conference in the Diplomatic Reception Room making the announcement that the planned raid went will.

“Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead. He was the founder and leader of ISIS, the most ruthless and violent terror organization anywhere in the world.” President Trump said. “This raid was impeccable, and could only have taken place with the acknowledgment and help of certain other nations and people.”

In the statement to the public regarding the death of Baghdadi, President Trump praised the military and mocked the fallen terrorist leader.

“No personnel were lost in the operation, while a large number of Baghdadi’s fighters and companions were killed with him.” President Trump said. “He died after running into a dead-end tunnel, whimpering and crying and screaming all the way.  The compound had been cleared by this time, with people either surrendering or being shot and killed. Eleven young children were moved out of the house and are uninjured. The only ones remaining were Baghdadi in the tunnel, and he had dragged three of his young children with him.  They were led to certain death.”

During his remarks, President Trump highlighted his effort to take down the Islamic State and their numerous groups around the MiddleEast. Trump insisted that his efforts will not dwindle, even after securing one of the national security’s top targets.

“Terrorists who oppress and murder innocent people should never sleep soundly, knowing that we will completely destroy them.” President Trump said. “These savage monsters will not escape their fate, and they will not escape the final judgment of God.” 

“Today’s events are another reminder that we will continue to pursue the remaining ISIS terrorists to their brutal end. That also goes for other terrorist organizations.  They are, likewise, in our sights.” President Trump said.

Along with killing the Islamic State leader, the U.S. military acquired useful intel into the activities of the Islamic State.

“We were in the compound for approximately two hours, and after the mission was accomplished, we took highly sensitive material and information from the raid, much having to do with ISIS origins, future plans, things that we very much want.” President Trump said.

The new Islamic State spokesperson issued a statement highlighting the appointment of a new leader for the group, Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi. The spokesperson also being a new appointee due to his predecessor being taken down by U.S. military on Monday.

The Islamic State’s spokesperson released a message after their leader’s death in an attempt to cause terror amongst the U.S. public.

“America, do not be happy with the killing of Sheikh al-Baghdadi. Do you not realize that the State today is not only on the doorstep of Europe and in the center of Africa, it is staying and expanding from the east to the west.” The spokesperson said.

After going over other information relating to the raid, President Trump demonstrated his demeanor and the determination of the U.S. military relating to terrorism around the world.

“Baghdadi’s demise demonstrates America’s relentless pursuit of terrorist leaders and our commitment to the enduring and total defeat of ISIS and other terrorist organizations.” President Trump said.