At the same time, the presidential candidate warned that the “Islamic state” still poses a threat to the United States and its allies.
The leading contender for the Democratic presidential nomination and former Vice President Joe Biden congratulated US Special Forces and the intelligence community on the elimination of the leader of the “Islamic State” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
“It is because of their courage and relentless determination to carry out their mission that ISIS has suffered such a significant loss,” Biden said.
“Baghdadi was the key figure behind the creation of ISIS, and his corrupting message inspired attacks that claimed the lives of thousands of innocent people around the world, including in the US,” he said.
“He proclaimed not the teachings of Islam, but a perverted ideology of hatred and cruelty based on mass killings, public executions, the enslavement of ethnic and religious minorities and atrocities that have no place in any society. The world is better and safer without him,” the former Vice President said.
“We can’t afford to be distracted and take our eyes off the target. ISIS continues to be a threat to the American people and our allies, and we must increase pressure to prevent ISIS from regrouping and threatening the United States again,” Biden said. – This task is particularly important at a time when the chaos of the past few weeks in Northern Syria has jeopardized the years of hard work and sacrifices made by American and Kurdish forces to drive ISIS out of its fortified areas in Syria.”