Coalition will continue pounding IS after Brussels attacks: Obama
President Barack Obama said the US-led coalition will continue hitting Islamic State militants after terror attacks in Belgium.Updated: Mar 23, 2016 02:09 IST
President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that the US-led coalition will continue hitting Islamic State militants after attacks in Belgium that killed at least 30 people.
The coalition is going to continue “pounding IS and we’re going to go after them”, Obama told ESPN during a baseball game in Havana between Cuba’s national team and the Tampa Bay Rays.
“The notion that any political agenda would justify the killing of innocent people like this is something that is beyond the pale,” he said.
Obama was attending the baseball game as part of what is the first visit to Cuba by an American president in 88 years.
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for Tuesday’s attacks on the Brussels airport and a rush-hour metro train in the Belgian capital, which killed more than 30 people, a news agency affiliated to the group said.
First Published: Mar 23, 2016 01:58 IST