U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer says the bombing at the Istanbul airport proves how deadly and how difficult the fight against terrorism is.
It appears the Islamic State was behind the bombing which claimed 42 lives and left 239 wounded.
“This is an enemy that we face, it’s an enemy that will be difficult for us to defeat, but that must be defeated,” Fischer tells Nebraska reporters during a conference call.
The investigation into the attack continues. CIA Director John Brennan says the attack “bears the hallmarks” of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS and ISIL.
Of the 239 left wounded in the attack, 41 remain in intensive care units.
Fischer says only a coordinated approach will prove successful in defeating such terrorist groups.
“We have to be able to work with our allies, with our partners and confront this evil and it has to be decimated,” according to Fischer.
Fischer is critical of the Obama Administration, claiming it has yet to form a strategy for fighting ISIS.