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US tells anti-Daesh coalition to ‘keep eyes on prize’

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Author: APTue, 2018-02-13 03:00ID: 1518502408316637600KUWAIT CITY: The Trump administration is increasingly concerned the 74-strong coalition it cobbled together to destroy Daesh is losing sight of the prime objective.
It’s pressing those partners to refocus, overcome rivalries and concentrate on the task at hand: the eradication from Iraq and Syria of Daesh.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to sound that alarm at a coalition gathering in Kuwait on Tuesday. His visit comes with the fight at a critical moment and the mission shifting from offensive military operations to stabilization.
Distractions are adding up, such as Turkey’s fighting with US-backed Kurdish rebels in Syria and renewed spillover from Syria’s civil war. Meanwhile, hostilities between noncoalition actors Iran, its proxies in Syria, and Israel risk creating a new conflict in an already crowded battlespace.
Main category: Middle-EastTags: United StatesDaeshRex Tillersonrelated_nodes: US and Egypt say they are steadfast in fight against DaeshDaesh-linked militant in Indonesia gets 7 years in prison

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