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Obama says 'no quick fixes' in campaign against Islamic State

By Xinhua in Damascus and Washington ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-10-16 08:03:55

US President Barack Obama acknowledged on Tuesday that the fight against the Islamic State group is "a long-term campaign", after recent bombing raids against the group failed to produce significant progress on the battleground.

"This is going to be a long-term campaign. There are no quick fixes involved," Obama said after a meeting with coalition military leaders at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.

There are "going to be periods of progress and setbacks", he added.

Obama says 'no quick fixes' in campaign against Islamic State

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