President Obama on Combating Terrorists
*The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), an extremist Sunni militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.
President Obama delivered a statement following the Senate’s clearing of H.J. Res 124, legislation that would fund federal government operations through December 11, 2014, and authorize the training of Syrian rebels fighting *Islamic State militants. He gave details of the planned operations, thanking France for joining in air strikes, and emphasized that American troops would not have a combat role but that the American people were united against ISIL.
*The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), an extremist Sunni militant group that has called itself the Islamic State. close
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