US will destroy Islamic State: Barack Obama

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Washington, Dec 7: Asserting that the US will "destroy" Islamic State, President Barack Obama today sought to reassure terror-struck Americans that the country would overcome a "new phase" of threat but ruled out sending large scale troops on the ground to defeat the terror group.

In a rare address to the nation from his Oval Office of the White House aimed at calming a jittery country after a mass shooting in California that killed 14 Americans, Obama said the threat from terrorism is real, but the US will overcome it.

Obama said his strategy to destroy ISIS is designed and supported by US military commanders and counter-terrorism experts, together with 65 countries that have joined an American-led coalition targeting the terror outfit

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