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Stoltenberg: NATO to Become Part of US-Led Coalition Against Daesh

© REUTERS / Ali HashishoAn Islamic State flag hangs amid electric wires over a street.
An Islamic State flag hangs amid electric wires over a street. - Sputnik International
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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday that the military bloc is going to join the anti-Daesh coalition led by the United States, noting that the alliance members won't take part in the fighting.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Stoltenberg said at a press conference on Thursday that the organization will become a partner in the US-led coalition against Daesh (outlawed in Russia).

"[W]e agreed that NATO will become a full member of the global coalition in which all 28 allies already take part," Stoltenberg stated in Brussels.

US President Donald Trump (L) meets French President Emmanuel Macron before a working lunch ahead of a NATO Summit in Brussels, Belgium, May 25, 2017. - Sputnik International
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At the same time Stoltenberg noted that the bloc will not take part in fighting.

Stoltenberg also said that the organization will be increasing its efforts in the fight against terrorism.

"Today we agreed on an action plan for NATO to step up its efforts in the fight against terrorism," he added.

The NATO headquarters in the Belgian capital of Brussels hosted the meeting between the member-states' heads on Thursday.

 

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