Lawmakers Back Obama's Fight Against Islamic State, But Vote Uncertain

September 12, 2014 6:29 AM

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Lawmakers Back Obama's Fight Against Islamic State, But Vote Uncertain

Washington: U.S. lawmakers pledged support on Thursday for President Barack Obama's plan to expand the military fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, but fears of an open-ended conflict and questions about how to pay for it could complicate any vote on the effort.

Obama sent a panel of top administration officials to the Capitol to make the case to the U.S. Congress for broadening operations against the group, including U.S. airstrikes in Syria for the first time and more military advisers in Iraq.

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