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Obama: US will keep making progress in Iraq, Syria

4 years 1 week 1 day ago Wednesday, October 08 2014 Oct 8, 2014 October 08, 2014 3:06 PM October 08, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Josh Lederman

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he's confident the U.S. will continue to make progress in combating the Islamic State group.

Obama is meeting with top U.S. commanders at the Pentagon. He says the U.S. will continue carrying out airstrikes in Iraq and Syria along with its international partners.

Obama says the good news is that there's now a broad-based consensus across the globe that the Islamic State group is a threat to world peace and that its barbaric behavior must be dealt with.

But Obama is warning the threat will take some time to address.

The meeting comes amid doubts about whether the U.S.-led effort is successfully rolling back the Islamic State group's advances.

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