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NATO joins international coalition fighting ISIS
09:09, 26 May 2017
NATO joins international coalition fighting ISIS

The Alliance will not participate in military operations against ISIS, but will help with the intelligence

09:09, 26 May 2017

Reuters

NATO is joining the US-led international coalition fighting the Islamic State terrorist organization. This was announced by Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of the organization at the press conference in Brussels, reports the NATO site.

“This will serve as a strong political signal of the NATO's commitment to fight terrorism and improve coordination within the coalition,” he said.

“It doesn’t mean that NATO will participate in military operations,” Stoltenberg added.

He said that civil planes AWACS, equipped with radio detection and guidance systems, will help “improve airspace management of the coalitions.” The exchange of reconnaissance data will also be strengthened.

Related: Trump told Lavrov about 'ISIS plan to down passenger jet', - U.S. media

Earlier it was reported that ISIS militants attack US military base in Iraq. As a result of the attack, two Kurdish rebels were killed, six others were injured.

Related: Trump discloses ISIS secret information to Lavrov, - The Washington Post

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