NATO will formally join anti-‘Islamic State’ coalition

DW – May 24, 2017

Several NATO sources on Wednesday said that the strategic military alliance would join the US-led coalition against the self-proclaimed “Islamic State” (IS) armed group.

The decision is expected to be formally announced on Thursday at the meeting of NATO leaders in Brussels, the sources said.

The Reuters news agency said Germany and France would formally agree to the plan during the talks attended by US President Donald Trump, who arrived in the Belgian capital on Wednesday.

The leak was made public hours after NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg called on the alliance to do more to combat terrorism, following the suicide bomb attack at Manchester Arena that killed 22 people.