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Abadi Says Coalition Partners Not Doing Enough To Defeat IS

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi says Baghdad's international coalition allies are not doing enough to help defeat the Islamic State extremist group.

Speaking at a conference in Paris on June 2, Abadi said coalition partners wer not providing enough air intelligence to stem Islamic State advances, while support for ground operations was also lacking.

Abadi said the flow of foreign fighters across the border into Iraq has not slowed, and the radical Sunni group now is majority foreign. A year ago, he said, it was 60 percent Iraqi.

The meeting in France brings together ministers from some 20 countries, including the United States and France but not Russia, Iran, or Syria.

It comes after Iraq suffered in May its biggest military defeat in nearly a year -- the fall of Ramadi, capital of Anbar Province, just 90 kilometers west of Baghdad.

More than 4,100 air strikes by the U.S.-led coalition have failed to stem gains by Islamic State radicals.

Based on reporting by AP and Reuters

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