Obama says U.S. has refocused terror fight

(AP) - President Barack Obama is telling theworld community that the United States is "waging a more effectivefight" against al-Qaida, as the fight in Iraq is drawn down.

Addressing the U.N. General Assembly Thursday, Obama said theU.S. is now focused on defeating al-Qaida, and keeping the terrorgroup's affiliates from getting a "safe haven."

Obama told the gathering that U.S. and allied forces are workingto break the Taliban's momentum in Afghanistan, and to prepare theAfghan government to start taking responsibility for its ownsecurity next year.

He said the U.S. is also working to keep nuclear weapons out ofthe hands of extremists.

To watch the full speech go to iO channel 612 and click on iO Extra for "Obama delivers address to U.N. General Assembly."

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