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Obama Claims ISIS “Contained” Day Before Paris Attacks

“I don’t think they’re gaining strength,” Obama told ABC

President Barack Obama claimed ISIS was losing strength and was “contained” a day before the Paris attacks.

“I don’t think they’re gaining strength,” he told ABC’s George Stephanopolous on Thursday, which aired Friday on Good Morning America. “What is true is that from the start, our goal has been first to contain and we have contained them.”

The president also said that despite not eradicating ISIS’s top commanders, the U.S. was making “some progress.”

“…We’ve made some progress in trying to reduce the flow of foreign fighters, and part of our goal has to be to recruit more effective Sunni partners in Iraq to really go on offense rather than simply engage in defense.”