Kerry Vows Islamic State's Destruction as Coalition of Sorts Takes Shape

September 5, 2014 9:09 PM

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Kerry Vows Islamic State's Destruction as Coalition of Sorts Takes Shape

The U.S. forged an alliance of NATO allies who pledged to combat Islamic State militants, though fell short of firm commitments to wage a coordinated military campaign against the Sunni radical group in Syria and Iraq.

The group of 10 nations met on the sidelines of a North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit in Newport, Wales, to discuss how to push back the militants, with President Barack Obama mustering an effort to pool allies’ resources.

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