Tillerson urges coalition unity in fight against ISIL

Tillerson urges coalition unity in fight against ISIL

The fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group is far from over, the US secretary of state has said, urging unity among Arab countries in the Gulf for the sake of regional stability.

Rex Tillerson says the rift between Qatar and its former allies in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) – namely Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain, as well as Egypt – is counterproductive to efforts to root out the group.

The countries imposed a blockade on Qatar last June.

“The end of major combat operations does not mean we have achieved the enduring defeat of ISIS,” Tillerson

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