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Obama says in his televised address that US will destroy Islamic State
On Sunday night in his televised address telecast from the Oval Office in the White House, US President Barack Obama said the US will destroy the Islamic State. In his address to the nation he also condemned the San Bernardino attack as an `act of terrorism designed to kill innocent people.'

President Obama assured the nation that his administration was committed to reducing the risks of such attacks, calling the attack in California as `a new phase' of terrorism.

Referring to the Islamic State the President said that many Americans were asking whether we are confronted by a cancer which has no immediate `cure', Obama said, "The threat from terrorism is real, but we will overcome it. We will destroy ISIL."

He further added, "US is working with friends and allies to disrupt ISIL operations, funding. Strategy to fight Islamic State is designed by military strategists, is constantly re-examind,"

"ISIL does not speak for Islam. They are thugs and killers, part of a cult of death. And they account for a tiny fraction of a more than a billion Muslims around the world, including millions of patriotic Muslim-Americans who reject their hateful ideology," he said.

President Obama's address to the nation has come just four days after 28-year old US born Syed Rizwan Farook along with his 29-year old Pakistani born wife Tashfeen Malik fired at a holiday party of civil servants in San Bernardino, California, in which 14 people had lost their lives. But Obama said that there was no evidence to link the incident with an overseas militant group. 

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