PLENARY MEETING OF THE GLOBAL COALITION TO COUNTER-ISIL

Ambassadors and ‎senior diplomatic representatives from the 68-member Global Coalition to Counter ISIL gathered today for a plenary session at the Department of State to review the status of our global campaign to defeat this terrorist organization. They welcomed Libya as the most recent member of the Coalition, while noting the progress Libya has made against ISIL, especially in Sirte. Coalition members emphasized the close coordination between our military, intelligence, and law enforcement communities, which has resulted in significant degradation to ISIL’s global network. They also reiterated unwavering commitment to support the liberation of territories held by ISIL in Iraq and Syria, and for the hard work of stabilizing those areas after ISIL to ensure its defeat is lasting and permanent.