Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said today that there had been a recent "acceleration of support" from the US-led coalition in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) group.
In an interview with the BBC, Mr Abadi said there were enough fighters on the ground but they needed arms and equipment to defeat the jihadists.
"I was a bit frustrated in my first three months of being a prime minister because of the slowness of this support but I've seen in the last probably four weeks, five weeks, there is an acceleration of the support," Mr Abadi added.
"I think the air bombing and the air campaign has increased in its intensity and its quality."
There have been over 2,000 air strikes on Islamic State so far.