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Sanders says US won't turn its back on Syrian refugees during campaign stop in Cleveland

CLEVELAND — Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders says the U.S. shouldn't turn its back on refugees fleeing the fighting in Syria.

Sanders spoke Monday before an enthusiastic crowd of about 7,000 people on the campus of Cleveland State University.

The Vermont senator began his speech by telling the crowd that the time is now to develop a strategy to destroy the Islamic State in the wake of the attacks that killed 129 people in Paris last week.

Sanders says a coalition that includes Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countries must be created to defeat terrorism. He says he supports the strategies put forward by President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry to combat the Islamic State.

The Associated Press

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