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White House: Islamic State Strategy Includes Support for Syria Opposition, Iraq

President Barack Obama will lay out his strategy to defeat the Islamic State group, also known as ISIL, which controls parts of Iraq and Syria, during a televised address to the nation at 9:00 p.m. EDT Wednesday (0100 GMT Thursday). A White House official said the president's plan includes "U.S. military action and support for the forces combating ISIL on the ground — both the opposition in Syria and a new, inclusive Iraqi government." The president will also discuss...

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