James Foley's mother said that President Trump called her after the raid in Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi that killed the ISIS leader to inform her personally that the terror leader was dead.
Diane Foley revealed that she was grateful for that & # 39; kindness & # 39; from Trump and also for the & # 39; finding Baghdadi & # 39; so that he could authorize the Delta Force mission that killed him on Sunday.
Foley said that, although she appreciated the courage of the American troops who carried out the bold air raid, she would have preferred if Baghdadi had been taken alive and returned to an American court.
& # 39; I hope that his downfall will be a huge blow to the regrouping of ISIS. However, we must remain very vigilant as they certainly want to regroup and bring back their reign of terror, but I am very, very grateful, & # 39; Diane Foley said to CNN.
Relief: Diane Foley said that although she wanted al-Baghdadi to be arrested and tried, she was grateful that he was dead
James Foley's mother continued that she prays & # 39; captured ISIS hunters will be tried and held liable & # 39 ;. American journalist James Foley on video in August 2014 before being beheaded
The president said Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (photo in April) was cornered by American Special Ops troops in his hiding place in northwestern Syria and detonated his suicide jacket, committing suicide
John Foley, Diane's husband, also spoke with WMUR-TV and said that the war against ISIS should continue.
& # 39; I believe ISIS is like grass, & # 39; said Foley. & # 39; You mow it, but it keeps growing. And I don't think the elimination of al-Baghdadi is the final answer. & # 39;
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed by an attack by the American Delta Force in northern Syria, four miles from the Turkish border on Sunday after a five-year hunt.
On Sunday, following the raid announcement, Diane Foley tweeted in a statement via the James Foley Foundation page: & I am grateful to our president and brave troops for finding ISIS leader al-Baghdadi. I hope this will hamper the revival of terrorist groups and I pray that imprisoned ISIS fighters will be tried and held accountable. & # 39;
The statement continued: & # 39; I remain concerned about the dozen Americans held hostage in Syria, including Austin Tice and Majd Kamalmaz. & # 39;
The president praised al-Baghdad's operation and death as & # 39; greater than Bin Laden & # 39 ;.
Osama bin Laden, founder of Al-Qaeda and the terrorist leader behind the September 11 terrorist attacks, was murdered in 2011 during an operation of Navy SEALs during the Barack Obama presidency.
& # 39; This is the largest there is. This is the worst thing ever. Osama bin Laden was big, but Osama bin Laden was big with the World Trade Center. This is a man who built a whole, as he would like to call it, a country, & said Trump, referring to the creation of the Islamic State by Al-Baghdad.
Diane Foley said on Twitter on Sunday that she hopes & # 39; this will hinder the revival of terrorist groups & # 39;
On June 29, 2014, the group released a video with a man who claimed to be al-Baghdadi and gave a sermon in a mosque in Mosul.
President Barack Obama launched air strikes against IS in early August. He acted after thousands of Iraqi Yazidis, supporters of an ancient religion linked to Zoroastrianism, were targeted by al-Baghdad hunters, and to safeguard US interests, including a consulate in the Iraqi Kurdish regional capital Irbil.
The militants of the Islamic State responded by beheading Western prisoners, starting with freelance American journalist James Foley, and posting their actions in gruesome online videos.
In the photo, President Trump announces Sunday the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Washington DC
In November 2012, the file photo posted on the website freejamesfoley.org shows American journalist James Foley during the civil war in Aleppo, Syria
This file image made from video posted on a militant website Saturday, July 5, 2014, claims to show the leader of the Islamic State Group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, during a first sermon at a mosque in Iraq during his first public appearance
Muslim State militants responded to Obama-led air strikes in August 2014 by beheading Western prisoners, starting with freelance American journalist James Foley. ISIS placed their actions in gruesome online videos, including one shown here with Foley in 2014
Diane Foley asked Trump to give priority to Majd Kamalmaz (left) and freelance journalist Austin Tice (right) was missing in Syria in 2012 and has not been heard since
Diane Foley asked President Trump to prioritize the & dozens of Americans who were taken hostage in Syria & # 39;
The US and Arab allies eventually expanded the military campaign to target IS hunters with air strikes in Syria to help US-backed Kurdish hunters fight the group.
Trump continued his statement on Sunday and added that Baghdadi & # 39; died like a dog & # 39; as a result of a raid by the American Special Ops at his hiding place in northwestern Syria.
& # 39; Last night, the United States & # 39; the world's number one terrorist leader. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead, & said Trump from the Diplomatic Reception, where he announced a ceasefire between Turkey and the Kurds a week earlier.
& # 39; He was the founder and leader of ISIS, the most ruthless and violent terrorist organization in the world, & # 39; he continued as he described the events of the raid.
& # 39; He died after walking into a dead-end tunnel, whimpering and crying and screaming all the way. They were led to a certain death, & Trump said. & # 39; He reached the end of the tunnel when our dogs chased him. He lit his vest and killed himself and the three children. His body was mutilated by the explosion, and the tunnel had collapsed.
& # 39; But test results gave a certain, immediate and completely positive identification. It was him. The criminal who tried so hard to intimidate others spent his last moments in utter fear, in total panic and fear, terrified of the American troops who came down on him. & # 39;
People look at destroyed houses near the village of Barisha, in Idlib province, Syria, on Sundays
A woman checks her damage to her house in the village of Barisha, in the province of Idlib, Syria on Sunday
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