Arab leaders bemoaned what they called a lack of strategy and weapons in the fight against jihadists like Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) at a security conference attended by Western leaders in Munich on Sunday.
ISIS fighters have brought large areas in Syria and Iraq under their control, using extreme violence against civilians, journalists and Arab and Kurdish soldiers.
U.S.-led air strikes and arms deliveries from Western countries to Kurdish fighters have helped contain ISIS expansion into Kurdish territory in northern Iraq. But on the ground, ISIS - known as Daesh in Arabic - uses heavy weapons captured from a weakened Iraqi army, leaving local fighters painfully exposed.
“I don’t see that there is a clear strategy how to deal with (ISIS),” Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki said. “How to face it, how to contain it, control it, defeat it and eliminate it.
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