Obama tells Americans terror will be defeated

US President Barack Obama sought to reassure terror-struck Americans that the Islamic State group will be defeated Sunday, in a rare primetime address from the Oval Office.

Facing doubts about his leadership, Obama harnessed the highest trappings of US power to calm a nation put on edge by a rampage in California that killed 14 Americans.

“Many Americans are asking whether we are confronted by a cancer that has no immediate cure,” Obama said, striking a notably empathetic tone after an attack that unveiled a new style of homespun threat.

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