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Obama: 'I don't think we're losing' the fight against Islamic State
Obama: 'I don't think we're losing' the fight against Islamic State

President Obama said he doesn’t think the U.S. is faltering in its fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, dismissing recent losses as a setback in what he knew would be a long fight and seeking to put the onus on Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi to better train his own military for the battle. The fall of Ramadi in Anbar province is a “tactical setback” for an Iraqi city that had been vulnerable because of a lack of trained and reinforced Iraqi security forces, Obama said in an interview published Thursday. “They have been there essentially for a year without sufficient reinforcements, and the number of ISIL that have come into the city now...

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