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IS emergence: US will continue working with Afghanistan to quell terrorism, says Obama

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: US President Barack Obama in a rare visit to the Pentagon for delivering remarks on his strategy to fight Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) said that United States would partner with nations like Afghanistan to support security forces to defeat terrorist networks.

Obama while briefing newsmen at Pentagon said that US would continue to work with Afghanistan and Nigeria to build up their security forces to thwart terrorist attacks.

He added that US and its allies working day and night to disrupt terrorist networks and thwart attack and to smother nascent ISIS cells that may be trying to develop in other parts of the world.

“ISIS has been making root to reach out and recruit vulnerable people around the world including here in the United States” Obama said.  He further said that ISIS targeting Muslim communities across the world. And also a number of people in the United State were put behind bars for plotting attacks or attempting to join ISIS in Syria and Iraq.

“Indeed we are intensifying our efforts against ISIS’s base in Syria”, Obama said. However he added that airstrikes would continue to target the oil and gas facilities that fund so much of their operations.

Obama pledge to go after the ISIS leadership and infrastructure in Syria, and also to those who funds and spread propaganda among the people around the world.

“Partnering with other countries, sharing more information, strengthening laws and border security allows us to work to stem the flow of foreign fighters to Syria as well as Iraq and to stem, obviously, the flow of those fighters back into our own countries,” Obama said.

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