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Obama hails Arab allies for support in IS militants fight

Published:Tuesday | September 23, 2014 | 9:38 PM

United States President, Barack Obama, has hailed the support of Arab nations in air strikes on Islamic State (IS) militants, saying it is not America's fight alone.



He was speaking hours after the US and Arab allies launched their first air strikes against IS in Syria.



Activists say at least 70 IS militants and 50 other al-Qaeda-linked fighters were killed in the strikes.



Syrian officials say they were given advance warning of the strikes, but the US state department has denied this.



President Obama confirmed that Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Bahrain and Qatar had taken part in or supported the strikes.



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