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Congress votes in favour of three-year war on ISIS

December 12, 2014 at 3:33 pm

US Congress voted in favour of authorising President Barack Obama to carry out military operations against the Islamic State (ISIS) for three years.

During a speech before Congress, US Secretary of State John Kerry requested that the war on ISIS not be restricted to Iraq and Syria and to authorise the American administration to use military force against ISIS for three years, which can later be extended.

Congress’ vote restricts the American administration’s powers of regarding the use of the country’s military capabilities except in cases of protecting American soldiers and citizens, intelligence operations, aiding in determining air targets, and providing advice and help regarding planning large-scale military operations.