Obama Says U.S. Hitting Islamic State "Harder than Ever"

(Los Angeles Times) Michael A. Memoli and W.J. Hennigan - President Obama said Monday that the U.S.-led coalition was hitting Islamic State "harder than ever" in Iraq and Syria. He noted that Islamic State had not waged a "single successful major offensive operation" since 2014 in those countries, and had lost up to 40% of its footprint in Iraq and thousands of square miles in Syria. In November, the U.S. dropped its highest number of bombs on Islamic State targets, while U.S. forces working with local partners have taken out senior ISIS leaders.

2015-12-15 00:00:00

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