Fiji Joins US-Led Coalition Against Islamic State - Spokesperson

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Fiji Joins US-Led Coalition Against Islamic State - Spokesperson

Fiji has become the latest country to join the US-led coalition against the Islamic State terrorist group (banned in Russia), Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman Sean Ryan said in a statement on Wednesday.

WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 12th September, 2018) Fiji has become the latest country to join the US-led coalition against the Islamic State terrorist group (banned in Russia), Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman Sean Ryan said in a statement on Wednesday.

"The Coalition is pleased to announce that Fiji has joined the Coalition to defeat [the Islamic State] as its 79th member," Ryan said via Twitter.

He highlighted that Fiji has a 40 years experience of international peacekeeping efforts, including in the middle East. The nation is also seen as a leader in the Pacific region, he added.

The US-led coalition conducting military operations against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. The coalition's operations in Iraq are conducted in cooperation with the Iraqi government, but those in Syria are not authorized by the government of President Bashar Assad or the United Nations Security Council.

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