19:55 GMT11 August 2020
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    The United States should maintain its active involvement in the efforts of the coalition under the administration of President-elect Donald Trump, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said in a London press conference on Thursday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US-led coalition of more than 60 nations has been conducting airstrikes against the Daesh in Syria and Iraq since 2014. The strikes in Syria are not authorized by the government of President Bashar Assad or the United Nations Security Council.

    "My recommendations would be the need for the United States to remain actively engaged as leader of this coalition to ensure that we deliver ISIL [Daesh] a lasting defeat, and continue to protect our homelands," Carter stated.

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