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Sep 12, 2014
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White House to press U.S. lawmakers for support to fight Islamic State

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers pledged broad support for President Barack Obama’s plan to expand the military fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, but fears of an open-ended conflict could complicate a vote to back the effort.

  Administration officials planned to make their case before Congress on Thursday for a broad escalation of operations against the militant group, including U.S. airstrikes in Syria for the first time and more attacks in Iraq.

Sep 10, 2014

Obama prepared to authorize air strikes in Syria against Islamic State

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama, who will set out a broad long-term strategy to defeat the Islamic State in a speech to Americans on Wednesday evening, is prepared to authorize air strikes against the group in Syria, U.S. officials said.

Pursuing the Islamist radicals inside Syria would complement an expanded military campaign to back government forces in Iraq following the formation of a more inclusive government in Baghdad.

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