The US has introduced a so-called information coalition to fight off Islamic State’s online recruitment campaigns. To prosecute the mission, Washington has sought the help of Western and Arab nations.
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The new allied effort will exist alongside the military and finance campaigns against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS), the US announced at a meeting in Kuwait.
“There is a military coalition that is on the battlefield with Daesh (Islamic State) every day and from the very beginning the partners in the coalition … felt that there should be an information coalition that complements the military coalition,” US Undersecretary of State for Public Affairs Richard Stengel told journalists after the meeting.
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