October 17, 2016 / 2:41 PM / 10 months ago

France to host anti-Islamic State coalition talks on Oct 25

PARIS (Reuters) - Members of the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria will meet in Paris on Oct. 25 to discuss the launch of the offensive against the group's Iraqi stronghold Mosul, a French defence official said on Monday.

About a dozen ministers, including from the United States, Australia, Britain and Germany will attend the meeting, the defence ministry official said.

Reporting by Marine Pennetier; writing by Andrew Callus; editing by John Irish

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