Obama says "justice will be done" for Islamic State killers
Published on Aug 27, 2014 6:33 AM
CHARLOTTE, N.C./WASHINGTON(Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama vowed "justice will be done" against the Islamic State killers of American journalist James Foley on Tuesday as the United States sought to identify targets for potential airstrikes in Syria.
Mr Obama's tough talk followed his decision to approve U.S. surveillance flights to gather intelligence on Islamic State units in Syria should he decide to order airstrikes in the country, which has been embroiled in a three-year civil war.
"America does not forget. Our reach is long. We are patient. Justice will be done," he told veterans gathered at a convention of the American Legion in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Mr Obama, who ordered air strikes against the militant group's fighters in Iraq and is considering extending them across the border into Syria, said he would do whatever was necessary to go after those who harm Americans.
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