Iraq’s prime minister on Wednesday appealed to the U.S.-led coalition and the international community to do more to help his country win the war against the Islamic State group, saying the assistance pledged so far falls short of the nation’s urgent needs.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Haider al-Abadi said the coalition has stalled on key issues, particularly commitments on training Iraqi forces and weapons deliveries.

“We are in this almost on our own,” he said. “There is a lot being said and spoken, but very little on the ground.” […]