Clinton: Hunting Down IS Leader Should Be US ‘Top Priority’

 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to members of the media before boarding her campaign plane at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, New York, Sept. 8, 2016, to travel to a campaign rally in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to members of the media before boarding her campaign plane at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, New York, Sept. 8, 2016, to travel to a campaign rally in Charlotte, North Carolina.

WASHINGTON — U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called Thursday for the United States to “make it a top priority” to hunt down Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, much like it did when it killed al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden in a 2011 raid in Pakistan.

“Getting al-Baghdadi will require a focused effort driven at the highest levels,” Clinton told reporters in New York. “But I believe it will send a resounding message that nobody directs or inspires attacks against the United States and gets away with it.” READ MORE OF THIS STORY

SOURCES: VOA NEWS ONLINE

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.