Arab League calls for multinational force to fight militants

March 9, 2015 2:23 PM

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Arab League calls for multinational force to fight militants

CAIRO (Reuters) - The Arab League called for the creation of a regional force to combat militants as countries face a growing threat from Islamic State and other groups.

The ultra-radical group has taken over swathes of Iraq and Syria and splinter groups in other countries like Egypt and Libya have pledged allegiance to it. Yemen's al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is also very active.

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