Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Twitter that IS “has been creating fear and terror around the world. This successful operation makes the world a safe place”
I congratulate President Trump on the successful operation in the fight against terror. This would undoubtedly cause a set back to the ISIS group and help make the world a safer place. pic.twitter.com/trI0KNZ56o— Ranil Wickremesinghe (@RW_UNP) October 28, 2019
Suicide bombers struck in three churches and three tourist hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, killing 269 people and wounding some 500. Investigators found two local Muslim groups were responsible for the attacks.
A video released afterward showed ringleader Mohamed Zahran, who was among the suicide bombers, and others whose faces were covered pledging allegiance to al-Baghdadi.
A separate video showed al-Baghdadi appearing in a video praising the attacks in Sri Lanka.