The United States military officially engaged into battle with ISIS/ISIL yesterday by conducting airstrikes against the Islamic regime in Syria, Monday night.
President Obama stepped out on the South Lawn of the White House early this morning to address the situation and reaffirm the country’s coalition efforts.
“We were joined by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Qatar and Bahrain,” the president said in regards to said coalition. “America is proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with these nations on behalf of our common security. The strength of this coalition makes clear to the world that this is not just America’s fight alone.”
Later on the brief speech, President Obama outlined the coalition’s tactical plan to cut off ISIL’s financing and train up the best opposition forces in Syria to keep the fight going after America accomplishes their immediate mission.
According to The New York Times, Al-Queda even cut ties with the organization because their leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was disobedient.
The president attempted to outline these plans before, but caused a nationwide distraction by wearing a nontraditional tan suit.
The entire address can be found in the video player below.
Photo: YouTube/White House