John Kerry: We're not at war with ISIS, per se

John Kerry: We're not at war with ISIS, per se
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Secretary of State John Kerry says that despite a dramatically ramped up campaign against ISIS (also referred to as ISIL) in the Middle East, the U.S. is not at war with the militant group.

"What we are doing is engaging in a very significant counter-terrorism operation," Kerry told CNN. "It's going to go on for some period of time. If somebody wants to think about it as being a war with ISIL, they can do so, but the fact is it's a major counterterrorism operation that will have many different moving parts."

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