Washington D.C. – Today, House Foreign Affairs Committee lead Republican Michael McCaul (R-TX) issued the following statement on reports that ISIS claimed responsibility for a suicide attack in northern Syria resulting in the deaths of U.S. troops.


Ranking Member McCaul: “Today’s deadly bombing targeting our troops in Syria is a reminder that ISIS still has the capacity to carry out attacks. I strongly urge the President to forcefully respond and ensure we do not withdraw our troops until ISIS is completely destroyed. However, this cannot be America’s responsibility alone. We must continue to work with our allies to help vanquish this dangerous enemy. Allowing ISIS to regroup will inspire new radicals to join their cause and invite more violence and chaos across the Middle East.


“My thoughts and prayers are with the brave fallen soldiers and their families at this time.”