U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry talks during a ministerial meeting regarding ISIS in Rome, Italy, February 2, 2016. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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Washington and its allies vowed Tuesday to "accelerate and intensify" the fight against ISIS militants in Syria and Iraq but distanced themselves from calls for military action to curb the group's expansion in Libya.Meeting in Rome, ministers from the 23 countries involved in the US-led coalition battling the extremist group said progress was being made in pushing ISIS back in Syria and Iraq and cutting off its sources of finance and energy.Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni and US Secretary of State John Kerry opened the talks by telling their allies that ISIS was adapting to the pressure on its heartland and redirecting its efforts towards Libya and into attacks like those in Paris, Ankara and San Bernadino, California.Washington says it has built a 66-nation coalition to fight the ISIS group, with Afghanistan becoming the latest country to join, Kerry said.
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