Obama asks Congress to OK war vs ISIS


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Obama asks Congress to OK war vs ISIS


US President Barack Obama said he would not flinch from sending US special forces to kill Islamic State leaders, as he called for Congress to authorize military operations that stop short of a full-scale invasion. Tantamount to a declaration of war, Obama on Wednesday, February 11, asked lawmakers for formal authority to take the fight to the Islamic State (ISIS) group, beyond their current footholds in Syria and Iraq if necessary. Since August 2014, the US military – along with allies – has been conducting a campaign of air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

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