Faster progress needed against Islamic State, says US President Obama

14 Dec, 2015 11:40 pm

WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama said on Monday that Islamic State militants had lost swaths of territory they once controlled in Iraq and Syria but that progress needed to be made faster against the group.

Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon, Obama said he had tasked Defense Secretary Ash Carter with going to the Middle East to secure more military contributions for the coalition fight against the group also known as ISIL.

“We recognize that progress needs to keep coming faster,” Obama said. –Reuters

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