WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Brett McGurk, Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State, told the briefing that the coalition forces were pushing back the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria across multiple lines.
“Coalition partners were clear that they stand in solidarity… in their commitment to work together in defeating [the Islamic State],” the release stated.
“Vice President Biden also reconfirmed the unwavering commitment of the United States to… destroy this unprecedented terrorist threat.”
However, McGurk “emphasized that while we will continue to increase pressure on [the Islamic State] at its core, we need to do more as a coalition to coordinate our efforts and pressure [the Islamic State] across its global network,” the release added.
The meeting was the fifth Washington plenary session of coalition ambassadors and senior diplomats, the release noted.