Saudi Arabia hosts anti-ISIS coalition’s chiefs of staff

Saudi Arabia was one of the first countries to call for a coalition to fight terrorism on all fronts

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The Conference of Global Coalition against ISIS opened its activities in Saudi Arabia’s capital in the presence of Chiefs of General Staff of 14 countries participating in the coalition.

The meetings on Sunday discussed upgrading coordination among the representatives of the participating countries and promoting efforts of the international coalition which has recently achieved significant progress in its operations aimed at paralyzing ISIS’ capabilities.

Also discussed were ways to enhance the participating Arab and Muslim countries in the Coalition and identify and understand the current challenges and emergency developments in the fight against ISIS.

Saudi Arabia, USA, Jordan, UAE, Bahrain, Turkey, Tunisia, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco and Nigeria will discuss approaches to enhance the efforts of the coalition “to paralyze and destroy ISIS capabilities,” a statement released on Saudi Press Agency read.

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"Saudi Arabia is committed to supporting all international efforts against terrorist organizations and groups that threaten the security and safety of the region and the world. Today’s event in Riyadh, which is taking place under the guidance the Saudi leadership and Deputy Crown Prince, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense Mohammed bin Salman, reflects the ongoing determination and commitment of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia to support all international efforts to counter terrorist organizations," Chief of Saudi Arabia’s General Staff Abdulrahman bin Saleh Al Bunyan said.

Since the Global Coalition against ISIS was formed in 2014 Saudi Arabia has donated $500 million for relief efforts in Iraq, and has participated in air strikes against ISIS and supported intelligence operations with coalition partners.

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