Obama: Defeating Islamic State is ‘Top Priority’

2F66610C-E378-44E4-BBE9-9D545DCBC9F0_w640_r1_s_cx0_cy8_cw0President Barack Obama says destroying Islamic State is his “top priority,” a day after the extremist group claimed responsibility for a terrorist attack that killed 31 people in Belgium.

Speaking in Argentina, Obama also vowed to do “whatever is necessary to support our friend and ally Belgium in bringing to justice those who are responsible” for the attack.

“This is yet another reminder that the world must unite, we must be together, regardless of nationality, or race, or faith in fighting against the scourge of terrorism,” Obama said. “My top priority is to defeat ISIL and eliminate the scourge of this barbaric terrorism that has been taking place around the world. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.