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Lawmakers react to death of ISIS leader al-Baghdadi

FILE - This file image made from video posted on a militant website April 29, 2019, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, being interviewed by his group's Al-Furqan media outlet. The IS erupted from the chaos of Syria and Iraq's conflicts and swiftly did what no Islamic militant group had done before, conquering a giant stretch of territory and declaring itself a "caliphate." U.S. officials said late Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 that al-Baghdadi was the target of an American raid in Syria and may have died in an explosion. (Al-Furqan media via AP, File)
FILE - This file image made from video posted on a militant website April 29, 2019, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, being interviewed by his group's Al-Furqan media outlet. The IS erupted from the chaos of Syria and Iraq's conflicts and swiftly did what no Islamic militant group had done before, conquering a giant stretch of territory and declaring itself a "caliphate." U.S. officials said late Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 that al-Baghdadi was the target of an American raid in Syria and may have died in an explosion. (Al-Furqan media via AP, File)(GRAYDC)
Published: Oct. 28, 2019 at 3:34 PM EDT
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ISIS founder and leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead, President Donald Trump announced Sunday.

"The United States brought the world’s number one terrorist leader to justice," Trump said.

The terrorist leader killed himself and his three kids by igniting a suicide vest after being cornered by U.S. Special Operations Forces in a dead-end tunnel.

No U.S. troops were killed during the operation, according to Trump.

Federal lawmakers from across the country react to the news of al-Baghdadi's death and what it means as the U.S. continues to battle the Islamic State group.

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