Arab countries offer to join US airstrikes against ISIS – report

Seen as a major boost to lending the campaign against ISIS a “wider sense of legitimacy”, a senior Washington official disclosed some Arab states have offered to join the United States in its airstrikes against jihadists in Iraq and Syria.

According to an unnamed US official who is travelling with State Secretary John Kerry to the Middle East, at least 10 Arab countries have committed military support to the US-led campaign in crushing the growing terror brought by the Sunni extremist across Iraq and Syria.

“There have been offers both to Centcom (United States Central Command) and to the Iraqis of Arab countries taking more aggressive kinetic action,” the senior diplomat told The New York Times.

The announcement came in the wake of the prevailing worldwide condemnation of the series of execution carried out by ISIS against its foreign prisoners, the latest of which was British David Haines whose beheading video was uploaded on social media just recently. (Click here to read more)

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