Military chiefs meet in Riyadh to assess anti-ISIL campaign
The two-day meeting is being held to allow campaign members to exchange views, Saudi Arabia's official news agency reported.

Military chiefs from around the world met in Saudi capital Riyadh on Wednesday to assess a U.S.-led air campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) militant group.

The two-day meeting is being held to allow campaign members to exchange views, Saudi Arabia's official news agency reported.

Last year, the ISIL captured large swathes of territory in both Iraq and Syria, prompting the U.S. and its allies to launch a multinational aerial campaign against ISIL targets in both countries.

Wednesday's gathering comes hours before a scheduled meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss the situation in Libya, where 21 Egyptians were killed earlier this month by suspected ISIL militants.

On Tuesday, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi called for a Security Council resolution allowing international intervention in Libya.

He made the appeal one day after Egyptian warplanes struck suspected ISIL targets in eastern Libya.

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