Beheading Spurs Coalition Fight Against Islamic State

September 14, 2014 5:24 PM

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U.S. allies signaled their readiness to boost efforts to fight Islamic State under a coalition formed by President Barack Obama as the beheading of a British aid worker sparked further outrage about the group’s tactics.

While no Arab states have publicly committed to military action, several have told the U.S. privately they are willing to join in airstrikes in Iraq and in Syria, according to a U.S. State Department official who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

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