WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama met on Tuesday with top national security advisers to discuss their strategy for countering the Islamic State extremist group, the White House said.
The session came a week after the United States
and its allies began launching airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria
. Daily bombardments have ensued.
"The president is meeting with his National Security Council
to discuss our comprehensive strategy to counter the threat posed by ISIL in Iraq
," a White House