Sputnik is live from Rome, Italy as Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken answer questions from the press following a meeting of the global coalition to defeat Daesh*.
The meeting mainly focused on the coalition's fight against the group on a "global scale", especially now that the extremists have been rapidly gaining ground in Africa.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, and a number of representatives from African countries also attended the gathering.
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*Daesh, also known as ISIS/IS/Islamic State, is a terrorist group banned in Russia and many other countries.