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Obama says military hitting ISIS hardest ever

Published:Tuesday | December 15, 2015 | 12:00 AM
President Barack Obama talks with Defense Secretary Ash Carter during a meeting with the National Security Council about the fight against the Islamic State group yesterday.

WASHINGTON (AP):

President Barack Obama said the United States military and allied forces are hitting the Islamic State group harder than ever.

Obama said the group's leaders cannot hide, and the group is losing territory. Obama also said the US strategy of hunting down leaders, training forces and stopping the group's financing and propaganda are progressing.

The president made the remarks after meeting with his national security team at the Pentagon yesterday. The rare meeting outside the White House is part of a public relations drive to ease public worries about domestic terrorism ahead of the holidays.

Obama is making the case for his broad counterterrorism strategy, including his ongoing campaign against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.