President Barack Obama speaks at Cairo University in Cairo, Thursday, June 4, 2009. In his speech, President Obama called for a 'new beginning between the United States and Muslims', declaring that 'this cycle of suspicion and discord must end'. Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy
(Worthy News) - President Barack Obama said the United States military and allied forces are hitting the Islamic State group harder than ever and threatened the group’s leaders, after he opened a rare meeting of his National Security Council at the Pentagon on Monday.
The meeting outside the White House is part of a public relations drive to ease Americans’ worries about domestic terrorism ahead of the holidays.
Obama said the group has already lost 40% of the territory it once held. The president also said the US strategy of hunting down leaders, training forces and stopping the group’s financing and propaganda is progressing. [ Source ]
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