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Saudi Arabia announces Islamic military alliance against terrorism

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 Dec 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Riyadh, Dec 15: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced the formation of an Islamic military alliance comprising 34 countries to fight against terrorism. The alliance will be led by Saudi Arabia. The countries in the alliance are the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Jordan, Pakistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Turkey, Chad, Togo, Tunisia, Djibouti, Senegal, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Gabon, Guinea, Palestine, Comoros, Qatar, Cote d’Ivoire, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Maldives, Mali, Malaysia, Egypt, Morocco, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Yemen.

A joint operations centre will be established in capital Riyadh to coordite and support military operations against terrorism and to develop the necessary programmes and mechanisms for supporting these efforts. “The appropriate arrangements shall be developed for coordition with friendly peace-loving tions and intertiol bodies for the sake of supporting intertiol efforts to combat terrorism and to save intertiol peace and security,” an official statement said. (IANS)

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