U.S. Says Anti-Islamic State Alliance Will Step Up Attacks

  • 90% of coalition members made pledges at Brussels meeting
  • Netherlands to carry out first attacks on Syrian targets

Iraqi Army troops stand in a field headquarters behind the frontline with ISIS. France, Australia, Britain, Italy, Germany, Canada and the Netherlands have stepped up their engagement,

Photographer: John Moore/Getty Images

Most members of the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State militants agreed to intensify their campaign, U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said, as defense ministers from 49 countries met to discuss how to retake the group’s strongholds in Syria and Iraq.

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