The death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was a significant step in the struggle against Islamic State. However, the United States still has more work to perform, White House advisor Jared Kushner stated on Tuesday.
“Killing the chief was a huge, symbolic achievement. I believe that it was quite large for America, large for the Earth, large for the area. But at the end of the day people have more work to do,” Kushner, who’s Trump’s son-in-law, told Israeli Channel 13 News.
World leaders and security experts have warned that Islamic State that completed atrocities against religious minorities and horrified most Muslims stayed a safety hazard in Syria and outside even following their leader’s departure.
Baghdadi expired along with three of his kids by detonating an explosives-laden vest when he fled U.S. forces to some dead-end tube throughout the assault in northwest Syria,” Trump said.
Kushner that has been spearheading the Trump government’s strategy to finish the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian battle met on Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and together with his centrist election rival Benny Gantz.
Gantz was tasked by forming the next government after Netanyahu didn’t do so after an inconclusive September election.
From the run-up into the vote, Netanyahu had declared his intention to annex the Jordan Valley, a massive swathe of the occupied West Bank, when he won.
Kushner didn’t endorse Netanyahu’s bidding in his interview but also didn’t rule out it.
“We love to keep our options open, that is the Trumpian manner,” Kushner said.
Israel captured those lands in the 1967 Middle East war.