Obama promises 'long-term' strategy against IS

President Barack Obama said Monday that the United States has embarked on a long-term mission to defeat the insurgents of the so-called “Islamic State” fighting in Iraq. Ten days after ordering air strikes against the jihadist fighters, Obama warned that IS remains a threat to Iraq and the wider region, telling Baghdad “the wolf is at the door.” Previously, Obama has been at pains to describe the US operation as limited but, as American jets pound IS positions outside Mosul, he said it would form part of a broader political strategy.

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