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Obama: US-led Coalition Has Momentum, Islamic State on 'Defensive'

U.S. President Barack Obama says the U.S.-led coalition has momentum and plans to keep that momentum in the fight against the Islamic State militant group. "Today on the ground in Syria and in Iraq, ISIL is on the defensive," Obama said Wednesday, using an acronym for Islamic State. "Our 66-member coalition, including Arab partners, is on the offensive." Flanked by top U.S. military and intelligence leaders, the president noted progress in the fight, including more...

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