US President Barack Obama
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President Barack Obama: 'Long-term strategy needed in Iraq'

US President Barack Obama says Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Iraqi troops have recaptured Mosul dam from the Islamic State (IS) militant group.

He also urged the Iraqi people to unite against IS, which he said posed "a threat to all Iraqis and to the entire region".

Speaking in Washington, he said a long-term strategy was needed in Iraq.

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