On 26 October 2019, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State (ISIS, Daesh, Caliphate), killed himself and three of his children by detonating a suicide vest during the Barisha raid conducted by the American Delta Force in Syria’s northwestern Idlib Province.
In a speech to the nation Sunday morning, President Trump, said the U.S. had been searching for al-Baghdadi for years, calling his capture or death “the top national security priority of my administration.”
Hours later Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau issued on Twitter a short statement:
The death of al-Baghdadi is a major step in the fight against Daesh. Canada will continue to work with our partners to ensure the enduring defeat of Daesh, including through the Global Coalition, Operation IMPACT and the @NATO training mission in Iraq.
In his statement Trudeau avoided mentioning any reference to the Islamic ideology of the Islamic State (ISIS, Daesh, Caliphate), that based its policy on the teachings of Islamic Law (Shariah) and ignored the American role in the war against ISIS and the elimination of al-Baghdadi.
Andrew Scheer, the leader of the Conservative Party of Canada tweeted:
The evil ISIS terrorist Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead. The world is a safer place today thanks to the efforts of US forces, as well as the intelligence gathered by our Kurdish allies. I commend those involved in delivering justice for al-Baghdadi’s many victims.