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    Russia Needs to Align With US-Led Anti-Daesh Coalition Members - Obama

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    Russia should join the anti-Daesh coalition, Barack Obama told reporters.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Russia should align itself with members of the US-led coalition fighting against the Islamic State (also known as Daesh) to eliminate the terrorist threat the group poses to Russia, US President Barack Obama told reporters in Paris on Tuesday.

    “Daesh [Islamic State] is going to continue to be a serious threat for some time to come, but I am confident that we are on a winning side of this, and that ultimately Russia is going to recognize the threat that ISIL poses to its country, to its people is the most significant and they need to align themselves with those of us who are fighting ISIL,” Obama said. 

    The efforts to close the Turkish border with Syria have yielded serious progress, but some gaps still remain, US President Barack Obama added.

    “I have had repeated conversations with President Erdogan about the need to close the border between Turkey and Syria,” Obama said. “We have seen some serious progress on that front, but there are still some gaps.”


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