US Defense Secretary Hagel: Fight to defeat Islamic State is long-term

By REUTERS
October 12, 2014 01:16

SANTIAGO - US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Saturday Iraqi security forces were in full control of Baghdad but that the embattled Syrian city of Kobani was a very difficult problem.

Hagel told a news conference in the Chilean capital that the fight against Islamic State militants, who have seized swathes of Iraq and Syria, was a long-term fight.


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