U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel went to Georgia, where he was greeted by his counterpart, Irakli Alasania. He announced that Georgia had agreed to sign on to the list of 10 countries of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State. [1]

The number 2 of the Islamic State, Abu Omar al-Shishani, whose real name is Tarkhan Batirashvili, is an agent of the Georgian secret services.

[1Formed on the sidelines of the NATO summit, September 5, 2014, the coalition comprises the United States and the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, Poland, Turkey, and Australia (who is not a member of the Alliance).