Obama says will review US counter-terror strategy

President Obama said that the US military has been stepping up its campaign to destroy the IS, and its airstrikes are hitting the outfit harder than ever before.

PTI| Last Updated: Dec 12, 2015, 19:02 PM IST

Washington: President Barack Obama on Saturday said he would review America's counter-terrorism strategy, particularly military actions against the dreaded Islamic State terror group, with his national security team to prevent attacks against the US.

In his weekly web and radio address to the nation, Obama said that the US military has been stepping up its campaign to destroy the IS, and its airstrikes are hitting the outfit harder than ever before.

"On Monday, I'll go to the Pentagon. And there, I'll review our military campaign and how we can continue to accelerate our efforts. Later in the week, I'll go to the National Counterterrorism Centre," Obama said.

"There, I'll review our efforts across our entire government to prevent attacks and protect our homeland. And this week, the Department of Homeland Security will update its alert system to ensure Americans get more information, including steps that you and your communities can take to be vigilant and to stay safe," said the president.

"Our Special Operations Forces are on the ground because we're going to hunt down these terrorists wherever they try to hide. In recent weeks, our strikes have taken out the IS finance chief, a terrorist leader in Somalia and the IS leader in Libya," he said.

"Our message to these killers is simple we will find you, and justice will be done," he said.