Kerry drums up support for US 'war' on IS jihadists

In this photo released by the Turkish Presidency Press Office, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, second right, speak during a meeting in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. Kerry is in the region to speak with leaders about strategies to address the threat from ISIS. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday that the US would provide an additional $500 million in humanitarian aid to victims of the war in Syria, bringing total American assistance to $2.9 billion since the start of the conflict in 2011.(AP Photo/Turkish Presidency)US Secretary of State John Kerry heads to Cairo on Saturday, amid a growing campaign to build a broad international coalition for a “war” against Islamic State extremists in Syria and Iraq. Retired US general John Allen, the hawkish ex-commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan who also led troops in western Iraq, was named Friday to lead the international effort against Islamic State extremists.

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