G20 Summit: World leaders agree on broad anti-ISIL plans

    G20 Summit: World leaders agree on broad anti-ISIL plans

    Nov 17, Ankara: Leaders from different parts of the world have promised to tighten border controls, step up intelligence sharing and crack down on terrorist financing at the G20 summit in Turkey.

    There was little sign of a dramatic shift in strategy against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, news report said.

    The two-day summit brought together leaders including US President Barack Obama and Russia's Vladimir Putin, whose four-and-a-half-year conflict has transformed ISIL into a global security threat and sent millions of people fleeing their homes, Al Zajeera reported.

    The G20 summit in Turkey's coastal province of Antalya has been dominated by Friday's attacks across Paris, which killed 129 people and underlined the threat posed by the armed group far beyond its strongholds in Syria and Iraq.

    Speaking at a news conference on Monday, US president Obama said that the coalition forces were intensifying air strikes against ISIL and targeting the group's leaders, but that it was clear the ISIL threat was not contained within Iraq and Syria.

    Just a day before the Paris assaults, 43 people were killed in an attack in Beirut claimed by ISIL.

    The Oslo Times


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