U.S. to Increase Support for Syria Opposition

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -
The presidential limo is parked in front of the Pentagon during a rare visit by President Obama ,who received an update from military leaders on the campaign against Islamic State, Monday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
The presidential limo is parked in front of the Pentagon during a rare visit by President Obama ,who received an update from military leaders on the campaign against Islamic State, Monday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

President Obama on Monday pledged to increase U.S. support for the moderate opposition in Syria’s civil war and said the United States needed to do more at home to prevent attacks and combat Islamic State efforts to recruit followers.

Obama, speaking at the Pentagon, said the United States would continue to crack down on Islamic State’s illicit finance operations around the world.

There are no current plans to send additional U.S. troops overseas, he said, repeating that the fight against the terrorist group would not be quick.