29 Aug '14, 11pm

Hagel going to Turkey as US tries to build ‘coalition of the willing’ against the Islamic State

Hagel going to Turkey as US tries to build ‘coalition of the willing’ against the Islamic State

Related US history in Mideast hampers hopes for anti-Islamic State coalition The United States faces no small task in drumming up allies to fight the Islamic State. Analysts: US needs 'local ally' against Islamic State As President Obama considers airstrikes in Syria and calls for an international coalition to fight the Islamic State, analysts say no country in the area other than Syria would be a likely candidate to send needed combat troops against the militants. UK promises tough action to fight militants as threat level rises Prime Minister David Cameron pledged Friday to plug gaps in Britain's armory to combat terror, describing the extremist threat posed by the Islamic State group as being more dangerous than even that of al-Qaida. Q&A: How and why do Westerners join the militants' fight in Syria? Female fighters of the PKK may be the Islamic State's worst nightmare ...

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