Obama meets partners in IS fight

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Published: Tuesday 14th October 2014 by The News Editor

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President Barack Obama and his military commanders are meeting defence chiefs from more than 20 nations participating in the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.

The day-long meeting comes as the White House tries to explain progress in the US-led campaign against the militants, while also girding the public for a military effort that could extend well beyond Mr Obama’s presidency.

Among the countries represented at today’s meeting will be Arab nations that have joined the US in launching airstrikes against the militants in Syria, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

European partners like Britain and France are also participating, as is Turkey, a key Nato ally that borders both Syria and Iraq.

Published: Tuesday 14th October 2014 by The News Editor

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