Israel urges global spies to pool resources on Islamic State

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) and Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon look at each other during a press conference at the prime minister's office in Jerusalem, on August 27, 2014Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon on Tuesday called for world intelligence agencies to work together against the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group. “In order to stop and overcome the Islamic State, we have learnt since 9/11 that there must be cooperation between intelligence agencies from across the free world, a sharing of experience and operational cooperation,” he told public radio. The Islamic State (IS) jihadist group is at the forefront of a sweeping militant assault that has overrun swathes of Iraq and holds significant areas of territory in neighbouring Syria. US President Barack Obama on Friday called for a broad coalition to defeat the IS jihadists and he is to chair a key UN Security Council session on the threat on September 24.

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