Military chiefs gather in Paris to bolster ISIS fight

By REUTERS
January 20, 2016 13:43

PARIS- Defense chiefs from the United States, France, Britain and four other countries meet in Paris on Wednesday to examine ways to build on gains made against Islamic State, including increasing the number of police and army trainers.

Islamic State was ousted by government forces from the western Iraqi city of Ramadi last month and has been slowly pushed back in other areas.

"The object of today is to satisfy ourselves that the balance of the campaign is right...and that we can now capitalize on the setbacks Daesh has suffered in Iraq and move on to tighten the noose around the head of the snake in Syria in Raqqa," British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon told reporters before the meeting.


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