Secretary of Defense Mark Esper: Al-Baghdadi’s Death Is A “Devastating Blow” To ISIS

Today on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Secretary of Defense Mark Esper joined anchor Jake Tapper to discuss the raid that killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Esper described the death of al-Baghdadi as a “devastating blow” to a terrorist organization that has launched horrific attacks across the world. “This is not just their leader, it’s their founder. He was an inspirational leader in many ways,” Esper said.

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