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  1. NATO chief: AWACS will aid anti-Islamic State operations

NATO chief: AWACS will aid anti-Islamic State operations

At a news conference, Jens Stoltenberg outlined the ambitious agenda of the alliance's two-day summit.

By: | Brussels | Published: July 4, 2016 9:34 PM
NATO Alliance leaders this week will approve the use of NATO AWACS aircraft to assist the US led coalition fighting the Islamic State extremist group. (Reuters)

NATO’s chief today said alliance leaders this week will approve the use of NATO AWACS aircraft to assist the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State extremist group.

Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said he expects the alliance summit in Warsaw also to agree on a new role for NATO in the Central Mediterranean, where the European Union has deployed ships to halt human-trafficking.

At a news conference, Stoltenberg outlined the ambitious agenda of the alliance’s two-day summit, which opens Friday in the Polish capital.

He also said the alliance and Russia weren’t able to agree to hold a meeting of the NATO-Russia Council before the summit, as NATO had wanted. But he said he hopes a meeting can be convened shortly after the meeting in Warsaw.

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