Coalition Emerges to Battle Islamic State Militants

(Wall Street Journal) Dion Nissenbaum and Stacy Meichtry - American allies including the UK and France said they would help form an international military coalition to fight a growing threat from Islamic State militants. At a NATO meeting in Wales on Thursday U.S. officials urged members to provide more arms to Kurdish forces fighting the Islamist insurgents in northern Iraq. The American plan also entails choking off the financial resources the militants rely on, curbing the flow of foreign extremists, and backing Arab forces capable of battling the Islamic State. One of the most impassioned pleas at the NATO summit came from King Abdullah of Jordan, who implored world leaders to create a "coalition of the committed" to fight the Islamic State.

2014-09-05 00:00:00

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