Italy Considering More Active Anti-Islamic State in Iraq

October 7, 2015 7:21 PM

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Italy is considering playing a more active role in Iraq combating the Islamic State group but no decision has been made.

Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti stressed at a news conference Wednesday with her U.S. counterpart, Defense Secretary Ash Carter, that Italy is not considering any role in Syria since the Damascus government hasn't asked for assistance.

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