Iraq, Nigeria star at UN counter-terrorism summit

A total of 104 countries are invited to a counter-terrorism summit that will take stock of the US-led campaign to defeat Islamic State jihadists, one year after it was launchedIraqi leader Haider al-Abadi and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari are among more than 100 leaders taking part in a counter-terrorism summit hosted by President Barack Obama at the United Nations next week. A total of 104 countries are invited to the September 29 summit that will take stock of the US-led campaign to defeat Islamic State jihadists, one year after it was launched. Iran however has not been invited to the event even though it is playing a major role in the fight against IS in neighboring Iraq, providing military advisers, weapons and trainers to the Iraqi army and Shiite militias.

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