“I’m hopeful that his demise will be a huge blow to the regrouping of ISIS. However, we need to continue to be very vigilant because they certainly want to regroup and bring back their reign of terror, but I’m very, very grateful,” Diane Foley told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota on “New Day.”
Diane Foley, who serves as the president and founder of the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation, said on Monday that news of Baghdadi’s death “came as such a welcome surprise” and that she was grateful to US troops involved in in the raid.
Foley also said she hopes the US military can locate American hostages held abroad and bring them back home.
“Many of these nations and terrorist groups want to use our citizens as political pawns and leverage … but I’m so hopeful that we can now find them and bring them home,” Foley said.