Monday, 16 November 2015

Obama vows to redouble efforts against ISIS

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President Obama is vowing to redouble efforts to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) after the terror group claimed credit for attacks in Paris that killed 129.

"The skies have been darkened by the horrific attacks that took place in Paris just a day and a half ago," Obama Sunday said in Antayla, Turkey at the start of the G20 Summit.

Obama said during brief comments with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that the killing of innocent people is an attack "on the civilized world."

"We stand in solidarity with" France, Obama said, according to a reporter traveling with the president, adding that the U.S. is committed hunting down the terrorists responsible for the attacks.

"We will redouble our efforts, working with other members of the coalition, to bring about a peaceful transition in Syria and to eliminate Daesh as a force that can create so much pain and suffering for people in Paris, Ankara and other parts of the globe," Obama said, using the Arabic acronym for ISIS.

Erdogan also strongly condemned the Paris attacks.

"I had an opportunity to discuss with Barack the fight that we are conducting against Daesh in Syria,” Erdogan said. “As model and strategic partners we will continue to show solidarity with each other with an understanding towards global peace."

"We are confronted with a collective terrorism activity around the world," he added.

Obama did not answer a reporter who asked whether he’s considering additional action against ISIS in the wake of the Paris attacks.

“Wait until the press conference,” Obama said.

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