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Will crush killers of 2, Obama says

Objective now is beat back Islamic State group, he vows

Posted: September 4, 2014 at 5:13 a.m.

Lebanese Sunnis march Wednesday with the coffin of Sgt. Ali Sayid, 29, who was beheaded by Islamic militants, during a funeral Wednesday in his hometown of Fnaydek in northern Lebanon.

President Barack Obama vowed Wednesday to punish the Sunni militants whose videotaped beheadings of two U.S. journalists he said had "repulsed" the world, saying the United States would lead a regional and international coalition to beat back the terrorists.

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This video image provided Tuesday by the SITE Intelligence Group, a U.S. terrorism watchdog, apparently shows journalist Stev... (Credit: AP)

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