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Obama's Islamic militant plan: What is the global response?




The masked man, seen executing American journalist James Foley in this video is believed to be from the U.K., based on his accent, and claims to be part of Islamic militant group the Islamic State.
The masked man, seen executing American journalist James Foley in this video is believed to be from the U.K., based on his accent, and claims to be part of Islamic militant group the Islamic State.
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Now that the president has laid out his plan to deal with Islamic militants that call themselves the Islamic State, what do nations around the world think of his strategy?

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The plan, which President Obama shared Wednesday night in a televised address, includes air strikes, humanitarian assistance, and counter-terrorism efforts to cut funding to the militants and stop the flow of foreign fighters in and out of the region. But President Obama also said the U.S. will support, as he put it, "forces fighting these terrorists on the ground." 

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The BBC's diplomatic correspondent Jonathan Marcus shares more on the global response.