WARSAW, July 9 (Xinhua) -- The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has pledged more support for the U.S.-led coalition to fight the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, NATO's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced on Saturday.
Leaders from the alliance's member states agreed in principle on the second day of the NATO Warsaw Summit to send surveillance aircraft to assist the coalition, according to Stoltenberg.
NATO will also start a training and capacity-building program for soldiers in Iraq, Stoltenberg said at a press conference at the two-day summit.
Stoltenberg said he believed training the local forces was much more efficient than locating a large number of NATO troops in military activities.
The alliance also plans to launch operations in the Mediterranean Sea to help the European Union fight against human trafficking, according to Stoltenberg.