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NATO to stiffen fight against ISIL at summit to open new HQ and welcome Donald Trump

The NATO summit is President Donald Trump's first, and is held in a new Brussels HQ where the alliance will commit more resources to fight ISIL.

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NATO to stiffen fight against ISIL at summit to open new HQ and welcome Donald Trump

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Leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance meet in Brussels today in the allies’ new headquarters, where they will announce a deeper and broader engagement on the battlefield against ISIL.


NATO will also be upping its game in the fight against terrorism.

“We will agree to establish a new terrorism intelligence cell here at NATO headquarters, improving how we share intelligence, including on foreign fighters. And we will decide to appoint a co-ordinator to oversee NATO’s efforts in the fight against terrorism,” said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.


The 28 members will inaugurate three memorials in the new building; to 9 – 11, Article Five, which guarantees members’ collective defence, and the Berlin Wall.

Security is ultra-tight for the arrival of the heads of state, which include President Donald Trump, who will conclude his first overseas presidential tour in Italy for the G7 summit this Friday and Saturday.