Rogers: The Deaths of Baghdadi and Muhajir are a One-Two Punch to ISIS
Top Homeland Republican Says, “Muhajir’s death makes clear our fight against ISIS is not over”
WASHINGTON – Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.), ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee, today released a statement following President Trump’s announcement and reports that U.S. forces killed Abu Hassan al-Muhajir, a possible successor to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
“The deaths of Baghdadi and Muhajir are a one-two punch to ISIS. I commend President Trump and Secretary Esper for capitalizing on new and rapidly developing intelligence to target and remove remaining ISIS leadership. Muhajir’s death makes clear our fight against ISIS is not over.
“The U.S. forces remaining in Syria have a multi-pronged mission of protecting critical infrastructure, working with partners to gather intelligence, and executing counterterrorism missions. Maintaining these efforts is vital to the continued fight against ISIS and regional stability.”