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  8/29/2014, Elul 3, 5774

Obama to Send Kerry to Middle East Over IS Threat


U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday that he would be sending Secretary of State John Kerry to the Middle East to build a coalition to combat the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, though he admitted he did not yet have a strategy to combat the group in Syria.

According to AFP, Obama stressed that he was developing a broad and comprehensive plan which would involve military, diplomatic and regional efforts designed to defeat IS for good, in both Syria and Iraq, not just in the short term.