CIA chief says ISIL to remain challenge for many years

'Now, with the new phenomenon of [ISIL], this is going to challenge us for years to come,' John Brennan says

CIA chief says ISIL to remain challenge for many years

World Bulletin / News Desk

CIA Director John Brennan said Sunday the ISIL group in a phenomenon that will "challenge us" for a long time as he marked the five-year anniversary of the killing Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

Brennan said that taking out the head of the ISIL would make a "great impact" in defeating the extremist group.

The ISIL is led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, whose whereabouts are unknown.

"He is important, and we will destroy ISIL, I have no doubt in my mind," said Brennan. "We have to remove the leadership that directs the organization to carry out these horrific attacks."

U.S. special forces killed bin Laden in Pakistan on May 2, 2011.

"We have destroyed a large part of Al-Qaeda [but] it's not completely eliminated," he said. "So we have to stay focused on what it can do."

"Now, with the new phenomenon of [ISIL], this is going to challenge us for years to come," he said.

He added that the ISIL group is large and is "not just an organization, it's a phenomenon."

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