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Obama-Hollande Pledge To Destroy Islamic State

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| November 24 , 2015 , 23:58 IST
Barack-Obama-Francois-HolUS President Barack Obama on Tuesday pledged to work with France and other allies to eradicate terror group Islamic State (ISIS). Standing in solidarity after the paris attacks, Obama said that America will not be cowed by the scourge of terrorism. "We cannot succumb to fear," Obama said, standing alongside French President Francois Hollande after they met at the White House to discuss the anti-ISIS mission. "Make no mistake, we will win, and groups like ISIS will lose." Obama said. French President Francois Hollande's trip to Washington was part of a diplomatic push to get the US and other nations involved in offensive against terror group that claimed 129 lives in recent Paris attacks. The French president planned to urge Obama to work with Russia to build a new coalition to fight the extremists. However the bolster effort received a major blow on Monday night, when Turkish forces downed Russian warplane, allegedly for violating country's air borders. The incident has echoed concern from across the world as it has started a cold war between Turkey and Russia. However Turkey has been claiming that it took the step as precautionary measure and in accordance with the rules of safety and stability of the country, a claim which French president Vladimir Putin categorically rejected. Putin while labelling Turkey as ISIS accomplice said that the incident is like 'stabbing on back'and will have serious consequences on relations with Turkey. (With Agency Reports)