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Obama to meet national security advisers on Iraq, Syria, Islamic State

 

WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama will meet his top national security advisers on Thursday to discuss the challenge presented by Islamic State militants and the situation in Iraq and Syria, the White House announced.

 

Obama's meeting, with Vice President Joe Biden and members of his National Security Council, will take place at 4 p.m. EDT in the White House Situation Room.

 

Obama is considering launching airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria after the beheading of American journalist James Foley.