UAE sees no defeat of Islamic State without Iraq's Sunnis: Etihad paper

February 6, 2015 3:21 PM

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UAE sees no defeat of Islamic State without Iraq's Sunnis: Etihad paper

DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates pulled out of U.S.-led air strikes on Islamic State positions partly because it thought they could not succeed without a push to arm Sunni Muslim tribes in Iraq, a newspaper close to the government said on Friday.

The UAE's decision to withdraw its planes, reported by U.S. officials after a Jordanian pilot was shot down over Iraq on Dec. 24, raised fears that regional support for the coalition air campaign might be slipping.

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