22 Jaan 2015 – Senior officials from 21 countries are meeting Thursday in London to discuss efforts to fight Islamic State militants. The conference, which is co-hosted by British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, is expected to focus on ways to stem the flow of foreign fighters and cut off funding to the Islamic State group. Prior to the meeting, Hammond said it could take a year or two for the U.S.-led coalition to push the Islamic State militants out of Iraq and he noted Iraqi troops were not yet ready or equipped to launch an offensive. Meanwhile, Japan is exploring avenues to secure the release of two hostages held by Islamic State militants. However, Japanese officials said they have failed so far to make contact with those holding the men.
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