October 28, 2019 / 11:53 AM / 14 days ago

Saudi Arabia praises Washington over death of Islamic State leader

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia praised the U.S. administration for the raid that resulted in the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, state news agency SPA quoted a foreign ministry official as saying.

The United States says Baghdadi was killed in a raid in Syria. The Saudi official said Riyadh continues to work with its allies, including the United States, in fighting terrorism.

Reporting by Asma Alsharif; Editing by Peter Graff

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