Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

US to Host Coalition Meeting on Countering IS

US to Host Coalition Meeting  on Countering IS

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will host a multinational meeting in Washington later this month on fighting against the extremist group Islamic State (IS), the State Department announced on Thursday.
Secretary Tillerson will host foreign ministers and senior officials from 68 nations and international organizations which have joined the U.S.-led coalition against the IS on March 22, according to a State Department statement.
The meeting will include a detailed discussion of priorities for the coalition's multiple lines of effort, including military, foreign terrorist fighters, counterterrorist financing, counter-messaging, and stabilization of liberated areas, to increase the momentum of the campaign, said the statement.
"Additionally, ministers will discuss the ongoing humanitarian crises in Iraq and Syria that are affecting the region," it added.  (Xinhua)