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Mixed Progress Reported in Fight Against Islamic State

A senior official in President Barack Obama’s administration says that while the U.S.-led coalition has made some progress in the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, a “very, very long road” lies ahead. The official commented in a Thursday background briefing, which followed talks this month with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. As the Iraqi prime minister met with Obama and other officials in Washington, the jihadist group stepped up attacks near Ramadi in...

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