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In Abadi meeting, Obama says confident will defeat Islamic State
June 8, 2015 / 1:32 PM / 2 years ago

In Abadi meeting, Obama says confident will defeat Islamic State

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi during the Group of Seven (G7) Summit in the Bavarian town of Kruen, Germany June 8, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

KRUEN, Germany (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack said on Monday he was confident Islamic State militants would be driven out of Iraq and defeated but there would be setbacks along the way.

In a meeting with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi at the G7 summit in Germany, Obama said the militants’ success in Ramadi would be a short-term tactical one.

Abadi urged the international community to help prevent the group, also known as ISIL, from gleaning profits from oil smuggling.

Reporting by Jeff Mason

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