Who is ISIS?

Published: Jun 17 2014 11:37:52 AM EDT   Updated On: Sep 10 2014 09:13:28 AM EDT

President Barack Obama is scheduled to address the nation on his plan for dealing with threats posed by the Islamic State terror group, also known as ISIS, on Wednesday. Learn more about the group.

Obama statement on ISIS and Ukraine
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President Barack Obama is scheduled to address the nation on his plan for dealing with threats posed by the Islamic State terror group, also known as ISIS, on Wednesday. Learn more about the group.

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