Saudi Arabia Announces Formation Of 34-State ‘Islamic Coalition’ To Fight Terrorism

MUSLIM countries from across the globe are coming together to form a 34-state Islamic military coalition to combat terrorism, according to a joint statement published on Saudi Arabia’s state news agency SPA on Tuesday.
“The countries here mentioned have decided on the formation of a military alliance led by Saudi Arabia to fight terrorism, with a joint operations centre based in Riyadh to coordinate and support military operations,” the statement said.

A long list of Arab countries such as Egypt, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), together with Islamic countries Turkey, Malaysia, Pakistan and African states such as Nigeria and Sudan were mentioned. “The Palestinians” were also listed as one of the 34 nations.

The announcement cited “a duty to protect the Islamic nation from the evils of all terrorist groups and organizations whatever their sect and name which wreak death and corruption on earth and aim to terrorize the innocent.”

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