Obama says Kerry will set up coalition against IS

President Barack Obama says US Secretary of State John Kerry is set to travel to the Middle East in order to mobilize a coalition against the Islamic State group, according to Ynet.

Obama says degrading the militants group will require a “regional strategy” and assistance from partners in the Middle East, AP reports.

The US is already going after militant targets inside Iraq and officials say Obama is considering taking similar action in Syria.

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