Iraq allies vow support for plan to regain ground from jihadists

Foreign Affairs ministers of members of the anti-Islamic State coalition pose for a family photo on June 2, 2015 in Paris, during a meeting to discuss strategy in fighting the jihadist militant groupIraq’s allies Tuesday pledged support for Baghdad’s plan to retake the city of Ramadi from Islamic State jihadists, whose advance Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi described as a “failure” for the global community. The US-led coalition, which has been carrying out air strikes against IS, also called for the “speedy launch” of efforts to resolve the Syrian crisis, saying this was crucial to tackle the group rampaging through Syria and Iraq.

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