Defeating terrorists on the battlefield is not enough

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Barack Obama. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Defeating terrorism militarily is only the beginning of the global fight against violent extremism, US President Barack Obama said at a UN summit on Tuesday.

Terrorist groups like ISIL in the Middle-East have gained the allegiance of smaller militant groups like Boko Haram, in West Africa in the past year, raising fears that extremism is growing fast.

Leaders from many of the countries directly affected by terrorism spoke at the summit, which took place on the fringe of the General Assembly.

Matthew Wells reports:

Duration: 2’39″

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