US President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference in the East Room of the White House on November 5, 2014 in Washington
US President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference in the East Room of the White House on November 5, 2014 in Washington © Mandel Ngan - AFP
US President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference in the East Room of the White House on November 5, 2014 in Washington
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Last updated: November 6, 2014

Obama: "Too early" to say if US beating Islamic State

Banner Icon President Barack Obama admitted Wednesday that it was too early to say whether a US-led military coalition has the upper hand against the Islamic State jihadist group in Iraq and Syria.

"I think it's too early to say whether we are winning because as I said at the outset of the ISIL campaign, this is going to be a long-term plan," he said, warning of a lengthy campaign ahead.

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