Pentagon chief to visit Germany

27th April 2016, Comments 0 comments

Pentagon chief Ash Carter is traveling to Germany next week to meet with defense ministers from the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, an official said Wednesday.

Carter will spend about two days in Stuttgart, where the US European Command is headquartered, a defense official said.

The defense secretary will meet with partners to discuss progress in the 20-month-old fight against IS jihadists, who still control large bands of territory.

The United States has since 2014 led an anti-IS coalition with dozens of members.

Earlier Wednesday, Carter said in public testimony he would be visiting Brussels, but the defense official said he had misspoken.


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