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Iraq Crisis: John Kerry says US-Arab coalition 'can take on IS'

Ten Arab countries have agreed to help the US in its fight against the jihadist group, Islamic State (IS).

After talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Jeddah, they pledged to provide military support and humanitarian aid, and to halt the flow of funds and foreign fighters to IS.

Mr Kerry told the BBC's Barbara Plett-Usher that the coalition was ready to counter the group and did not need Iran's co-operation.

  • 11 Sep 2014
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