Bill seeks to ‘eliminate’ al Qaeda affiliates wherever they are based
A leading House lawmaker is getting set to introduce a bill that would authorize the use of military force against the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL or ISIS), as well as multiple other terror groups, including Ansar al-Sharia, al Shabaab, and Boko Haram.
Rep. Frank Wolf (R., Va.) said the new war bill, also known as an AUMF or authorization for use of military force, would “end any ambiguity” about the legality of current U.S. action against ISIL and clearly declare war on the group and its affiliates in the Middle East.
The new AUMF—which would complement existing measures authorizing strikes in Iraq and against al Qaeda terrorists—would authorize a U.S.-led international collation to “eliminate” al Qaeda affiliates wherever they are based and “prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States or its allies by such terrorist groups,” according to a copy of the bill, which will be formally filed by Wolf next week.
Writhe by Adam Kredo
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