- A few allies are saying [US Today] they’ll join the US in its efforts against the Islamic State, though there are many reasons [AP] why Middle Eastern countries may offer little more than lip service.
- Iran seems more motivated [BBC video] than Sunni Arabs, but they declined to attend an international meeting taking place today in Paris to conjure a global response to ISIL.
- Germany stands out [Defense News] as the most eager among European armament donors to Kurdish fighters.
- An unnamed official from the Syrian National Coalition denied [The Hill] a report from AFP that ISIL had reached a truce agreement with other rebel forces near Damascus in Syria.
Continue Reading… »