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US-led coalition against Islamic State re-examines strategy amid extremist gains

  • Fighters from the Badr Brigades Shiite militia clash with Islamic State militant group at the front line, on the outskirts of Fallujah, Anbar province, Iraq, Monday, June 1, 2015. Three Islamic State suicide bombers targeted a police base in the Tharthar area north of Ramadi, some 30 miles (48 kilometers) west of Fallujah, with explosives-laden Humvees on Monday, killing at least 41 police and Shiite militiamen, officials said. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

    Fighters from the Badr Brigades Shiite militia clash with Islamic State militant group at the front line, on the outskirts of Fallujah, Anbar province, Iraq, Monday, June 1, 2015. Three Islamic State suicide bombers targeted a police base in the Tharthar area north of Ramadi, some 30 miles (48 kilometers) west of Fallujah, with explosives-laden Humvees on Monday, killing at least 41 police and Shiite militiamen, officials said. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)  (The Associated Press)

  • Fighters from Badr Brigades Shiite militia clash with Islamic State group militants at the front line on the outskirts of Fallujah, Anbar province, Iraq, Monday, June 1, 2015. Three Islamic State suicide bombers targeted a police base in the Tharthar area north of Ramadi, some 30 miles (48 kilometers) west of Fallujah, with explosives-laden Humvees on Monday, killing at least 41 police and Shiite militiamen, officials said. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

    Fighters from Badr Brigades Shiite militia clash with Islamic State group militants at the front line on the outskirts of Fallujah, Anbar province, Iraq, Monday, June 1, 2015. Three Islamic State suicide bombers targeted a police base in the Tharthar area north of Ramadi, some 30 miles (48 kilometers) west of Fallujah, with explosives-laden Humvees on Monday, killing at least 41 police and Shiite militiamen, officials said. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)  (The Associated Press)

  • Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, left, and French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius arrive to pose for a group photo with Foreign Affairs ministers and members of the anti-Islamic State coalition after a meeting in Paris, France, to discuss strategy in fighting the jihadist militant group, who have made key battlefield advances in recent weeks in Iraq and Syria, Tuesday, June 2, 2015. Iraq’s prime minister and international allies are gathering in Paris to re-examine their strategy against Islamic State extremists, after the group’s recent gains. The coalition, which includes the United States and France but not Russia, Iran or Syria, is meeting Tuesday after extremists conquered both the Iraqi city of Ramadi and the historic Syrian city of Palmyra. (Stephane de Sakutin/Pool Photo via AP)

    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, left, and French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius arrive to pose for a group photo with Foreign Affairs ministers and members of the anti-Islamic State coalition after a meeting in Paris, France, to discuss strategy in fighting the jihadist militant group, who have made key battlefield advances in recent weeks in Iraq and Syria, Tuesday, June 2, 2015. Iraq’s prime minister and international allies are gathering in Paris to re-examine their strategy against Islamic State extremists, after the group’s recent gains. The coalition, which includes the United States and France but not Russia, Iran or Syria, is meeting Tuesday after extremists conquered both the Iraqi city of Ramadi and the historic Syrian city of Palmyra. (Stephane de Sakutin/Pool Photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Iraq's prime minister and international allies are gathering in Paris to re-examine their strategy against Islamic State extremists, after the group's recent gains.

The coalition, which includes the United States and France but not Russia, Iran or Syria, is meeting Tuesday after extremists conquered both the Iraqi city of Ramadi and the historic Syrian city of Palmyra.

More than 4,100 airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition have failed to stem gains by Islamic State radicals. France's foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, said airstrikes can only be effective if all Iraqis believe "the government is inclusive." The Obama administration is similarly impatient with what many critics see as the Shiite-led government's corruption and sectarianism.

However, no sharp change in strategy is expected to be announced at Tuesday's meeting.