WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, R-ND, issued the following statement following the announcement of the United States killing al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri.
“The death of Ayman al-Zawahri is an important victory in our war against terrorism,” said Hoeven. “We remember the horrendous attacks on September 11, 2001, and are grateful for our servicemembers and their dedication and commitment to bringing the perpetrators to justice and making the world a safer place. This strike also reminds us that we must be vigilant in responding to terrorist threats that continue to emerge from Afghanistan following the withdrawal of the forces.”
U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer, R-ND, member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement on the successful U.S. counterterrorism mission which killed al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri:
“The successful strike which killed al Qaeda terrorist Ayman al-Zawahiri is a testament to the strength of U.S. intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance. These capabilities, for which North Dakota plays a critical role, keep Americans safe and hold terrorists accountable. I’m grateful to the intelligence, counterterrorism, and military professionals who executed this mission and thank President Biden for approving the strike. I will continue to support ISR capabilities and work to enhance them to ensure the world is a better and safer place for all.”