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Obama vows effort to eliminate IS, as G20 seeks common Syria strategy

Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 01:10

U.S. President Barack Obama vows to step up efforts to eliminate Islamic State in Syria, as world leaders meet at the G20 summit in Turkey. Diane Hodges reports.

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U.S. President Barack Obama says the assaults that killed scores in Paris were an "attack on the civilized world." Islamic State has taken responsibility for the deadly action. Following a meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan at the G20 summit in Antalya, Obama vowed to step up efforts to eliminate IS, or Daesh, in war-torn Syria -- and stop the militants from carrying out more attacks like those in Paris (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. PRESIDENT, BARACK OBAMA, SAYING (AUDIO CONTINUES OVER WIDE OF OBAMA AND ERDOGAN / BACK TO OBAMA): "We will redouble our efforts with other members of the coalition to bring about a peaceful transition in Syria and to eliminate Daesh as a force that can create so much pain and suffering." Obama also met with Russian President Vladimir Putin for more than 30 minutes, in what Kremlin officials are calling an "informal meeting." The discussions come as leaders of 20 major countries are gathered to discuss global economic issues. They now face the question of how to respond after Islamic State again demonstrated it posed a threat far beyond its strongholds in Syria and Iraq.

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Obama vows effort to eliminate IS, as G20 seeks common Syria strategy

Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 01:10