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    US to Keep Taking Out Daesh Leaders After Attack in Nice - Obama

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    The United States will continue to go after Daesh militants following the deadly attack in the French city of Nice, US President Barack Obama said on Friday.

    NEW YORK (Sputnik) — The comments have been made during the Diplomatic Corps Reception.

    "We will not be deterred, we’re going to keep taking out ISIL [Islamic State, or Daesh] leaders and pushing ISIL back in Syria and Iraq," Obama said.

    On Thursday night, a truck plowed into a crowd of people watching fireworks during a Bastille Day celebration in Nice, France, killing at least 84 people and injuring dozens of others.

    According to identification documents found inside the truck, the driver was a 31-year-old of Tunisian origin who lived in Nice.

    No group has claimed the responsibility for the terrorist attack in Nice.

    Countries across the globe have been targeted by major terrorist attacks over the past year, such as the downing of a Russian airliner in the Sinai Peninsula in October, attacks in Beirut and Paris in November, Brussels attacks in March, and the attack on Istanbul’s international airport in June.

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