Obama Praises US-led Coalition, Syrian Training to Defeat IS

January 21, 2015 9:39 PM

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In his State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday, President Barack Obama described U.S. efforts to defeat the Islamic State group in Syria, including the training of Syrian moderates to lead the battle.

Obama praised America’s effort to build a broad coalition of Western and Arab nations to fight terrorists in the Middle East.

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