Reuters: Obama touts progress against Islamic State
President Barack Obama on Thursday touted progress the United States and its allies have made in the military campaign against Islamic State, though he said the militant group still has the ability to direct and inspire attacks.
While the U.S.-led air and ground campaign against the group's strongholds in Iraq and Syria have cost it territory, IS is adapting by reverting to high-profile attacks and by using the internet to recruit members, train them and encourage "lone wolf" attacks. Islamic State also maintains control of major cities, including Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria.
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Obama says ISIS still has ability to inspire attacks as it loses ground -- CNBC
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Islamic State: Obama says group is weakening but still a threat -- BBC
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