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Obama: US Fights IS With Allies

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FILE - President Barack Obama addresses the nation from the Cross Hall in the White House in Washington, Sept. 10, 2014.

FILE - President Barack Obama addresses the nation from the Cross Hall in the White House in Washington, Sept. 10, 2014.

U.S. President Barack Obama says the fight against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq is not the U.S. fight alone. The president said in his weekly address Saturday the U.S. is fighting the insurgents with "contributions from allies and partners."

He said the American forces he has ordered to Iraq will help give Iraqi and Kurdish forces the" training, intelligence and equipment they need to take the fight to these terrorists on the ground."

The U.S. leader said because the United States is "leading the right way, more nations are joining" the coalition, including Arab nations.

President Obama said the campaign against the Islamic State militant's threat is "showing the world the best of American leadership."

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