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Wednesday 24 September 2014

Obama vows justice over Foley death

Published 26/08/2014 | 18:06

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President Barack Obama waves as he leaves Air Force One after arriving at the North Carolina Air National Guard Base in Charlotte. (AP)

President Barack Obama says "America does not forget" and is vowing justice for the murder of an American journalist.

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The president said the country continues to grieve James Foley, killed last week by Islamic State militants.

president Obama called the killers "barbaric terrorists". He signalled that a response may take some time.

He said: "Rooting out a cancer like ISIL won't be easy and it won't be quick."

But he said America is patient and "justice will be done".

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