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Obama says confident will defeat ISIL
Obama says confident will defeat ISIL
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi during the Group of Seven (G7) Summit in the Bavarian town of Kruen, Germany June 8, 2015.

U.S. President Barack Obama hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi at G7 summit in Germany

World Bulletin / News Desk 

U.S. President Barack said on Monday he was confident ISIL  would be driven out of Iraq and defeated but there would be setbacks along the way.

In a meeting with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi at the G7 summit in Germany, Obama said the militants' success in Ramadi would be a short-term tactical one.

Abadi urged the international community to help prevent the group, also known as ISIL, from gleaning profits from oil smuggling.

Coalition prepared to do more to train Iraqi forces

U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday more progress was needed to stem the flow of foreign fighters into Syria and Iraq, and that all countries in the international coalition were ready to do more to train Iraqi security forces if that would help.

"We want to get more Iraqi security forces trained, fresh, well-equipped and focused and (Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-) Abadi wants the same thing so we're reviewing a range of plans for how we might do that," Obama said after meeting Abadi on the sidelines of a Group of Seven industrial nations' summit.

He told a news conference that Washington did not yet have a "complete strategy" for helping Baghdad regain control of territory captured by ISIL since that required Iraq to make commitments on how to carry out recruitment and training.

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