US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged on Tuesday that Islamic State militants are gaining strength in some areas but said the militant group's capacity to conduct attacks has been greatly diminished.
Qatar has affirmed its commitment to comply with the international obligations to combat the financing of terrorism, stressing its effective role on the ground in the framework of the joint efforts of the international coalition to combat ISIS.
In its annual Country Report on Terrorism 2016, the US Department of State has praised the “full partnership” between the US and Qatar in the fight against terrorism, highlighting the public role of Doha in the Global Coalition to defeat ISIS.
France and the United States are preparing a coordinated strike against Islamic State on the militant group's stronghold in Mosul, Iraq, French government spokesman Stephane Le Foll said.
Iraq's offensive to retake the jihadist bastion of Fallujah has displaced 43,000 people in just over three weeks, the International Organization for Migration said on Tuesday.
A top ISIS commander in the besieged Iraqi city of Fallujah is among 70 militants killed in coalition air strikes, the US military said.
Pope Francis assailed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's views on US immigration as "not Christian", prompting the billionaire businessman to reprimand the religious leader as "disgraceful".