Iraq's Abadi bemoans lacks of international support

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Posted: Jun 02, 2015 4:12 AM

PARIS (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Abadi complained on Tuesday of a lack of support from international coalition allies in the fight against Islamic State insurgents.

Speaking at a conference in Paris, Abadi said coalition partners were not providing Iraqi forces with sufficient air intelligence to stem Islamic State advances, while support for ground operations was also lacking.

"Air support is not enough. There is too little surveillance. Daech (Islamic State) is mobile and move in very small groups. It’s not enough," Abadi told reporters at the talks.

(Reporting by John Irish; editing by Mark John)