Muslim Nations Participating In Saudi-Led Alliance Meet For First Time In Riyadh

A picture taken on December 10, 2015 shows a general view of the second day of the 136th Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit held in Riyadh.
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The Jerusalem Post reports: Military chiefs from Muslim nations that are part of the Saudi-led alliance to fight terrorism met for the first time in Riyadh on Sunday and vowed to “dry up terrorists’ resources,” said Saudi military spokesman Brigadier-General Ahmed al-Asiri.

Representatives of the 34-nation alliance d discussed “ideological, media, financial and military” aspects of countering terrorism, said Asiri, Al-Arabiya reported.

Asiri also pointed out that 39 Muslim nations attended, with some not part of the alliance, and that it “sends a strong message.” He added that talks dealt with coordination and new initiatives.

The Islamic military alliance would not only target Islamic State, but also “other terrorist groups.”

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