Obama to host anti-IS coalition summit

An Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighter monitors his surrounding from the top of Mount Zardak, about 25 kilometres east of Mosul, on August 6, 2015US President Barack Obama will host a summit in New York next month of leaders of the international coalition fighting Islamic State jihadists in Syria and Iraq, diplomats said. The summit on countering violent extremism on September 29 comes one year after Obama vowed to crush IS during his United Nations speech.

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