Hails Close Cooperation with the United States in Countering Terrorism
October 27, 2019 — Washington, DC — Iraqi Ambassador to the United States Fareed Yasseen released the following statement regarding the successful military operation against ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in Syria:
“Today justice prevailed. The brutal leader of ISIS, the most evil terrorist organization of today, has met his end. We would like to express our gratitude to the U.S. military personnel who carried out the daring raid in Syria that led to this outcome.
“No country and no people have suffered at the hands of ISIS more than the people of Iraq, particularly Iraq’s religious minorities that were singled out for the cruelty of ISIS. It is therefore with a sense of pride and duty fulfilled that I would like to mention the role of the Iraqi National Intelligence Service whose officers were able, through diligent and dangerous, work to provide key information, as we have throughout our partnership with the United States, which contributed to identifying the whereabouts of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and the success of this raid.
“Our government will continue to work with the United States as they analyze and act on the valuable intelligence gathered in the operation.
“Iraqis have suffered greatly from terrorism and we remain committed to working with the anti-ISIS coalition to ensure no terrorist group regenerates on our soil.”
Embassy of the Republic of Iraq