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Nigeria Joins (Sunni) Muslim Coalition Led By Saudi Arabia To Fight "Terrorism" by Onyocha: 7:34am On Dec 15, 2015
Saudi Arabia forms Muslim 'anti-terrorism' coalition

Alliance includes 34 mainly Muslim states but excludes regional rival (Shia) Iran and its (Shia) allies Iraq and Syria.

15 Dec 2015 06:12 GMT | Saudi Arabia, War & Conflict, ISIL, Middle East

Saudi Arabia has formed a coalition of 34 mainly Muslim countries - including powers such as Egypt and Turkey - to coordinate a fight against "terrorist organisations".

The alliance was announced by the country's defence minister and deputy crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, on Tuesday.

Arab countries such as Qatar and the UAE will join the coalition, as well Middle Eastern, Asian, and African states, such as Turkey, Pakistan, Malaysia, and Nigeria.

Saudi Arabia's regional rival Iran and its allies Syria and Iraq, were excluded from the alliance despite the states sharing a common enemy in the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group.

Bin Salman said the states would work together to target "any terrorist organisation, not just ISIL" in countries including Iraq, Syria. Libya, Egypt, and Afghanistan.

Military operations would work in accordance with local laws and in cooperation with the international community, he added.

In an earlier press statement issued by the Saudi Press Agency, officials said the group would be led by Saudi Arabia and the country would host a "joint operations centre to coordinate" efforts.

ISIL threat

Most of the countries in the coalition are currently involved in military operations against ISIL or have been targeted by the group.

Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies have carried out air strikes against the fighters in Syria and were targeted by the group in Yemen, where they are involved in a separate war against Iran-backed Houthi rebels.

In August, an ISIL suicide bomber killed 15 people, mainly special forces soldiers, at a mosque in Asir province bordering Yemen.

ISIL has also targeted Saudi Arabia's Shia minority, killing dozens in bomb attacks targeting mosques.

Saudi authorities have carried out raids detaining hundreds of suspected ISIL members and sympathisers in response.
Saudi arrests hundreds of suspected members of ISIL

Source: Al Jazeera

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/12/saudi-arabia-forms-muslim-anti-terrorism-coalition-151215035914865.html
Re: Nigeria Joins (Sunni) Muslim Coalition Led By Saudi Arabia To Fight "Terrorism" by chocolateme(f): 7:36am On Dec 15, 2015
Let there be peace.
Re: Nigeria Joins (Sunni) Muslim Coalition Led By Saudi Arabia To Fight "Terrorism" by Hefemale(f): 7:37am On Dec 15, 2015
Them try
Re: Nigeria Joins (Sunni) Muslim Coalition Led By Saudi Arabia To Fight "Terrorism" by crosbreaka: 7:37am On Dec 15, 2015
could this have anything to do with the Zaria massacre of Shi'ites? is Sunni Wahhabi Saudi the influence?
Re: Nigeria Joins (Sunni) Muslim Coalition Led By Saudi Arabia To Fight "Terrorism" by ishiamu(m): 7:46am On Dec 15, 2015
chocolateme:
Let there be peace.

Nigeria na hypocrite as if there homes are safe
Re: Nigeria Joins (Sunni) Muslim Coalition Led By Saudi Arabia To Fight "Terrorism" by Rafidi: 7:48am On Dec 15, 2015
Saudi Wahhabism is the main ideological fuel for terrorism.
Re: Nigeria Joins (Sunni) Muslim Coalition Led By Saudi Arabia To Fight "Terrorism" by oduastates: 8:11am On Dec 15, 2015
Rafidi:
Saudi Wahhabism is the main ideological fuel for terrorism.
You are right
Re: Nigeria Joins (Sunni) Muslim Coalition Led By Saudi Arabia To Fight "Terrorism" by Okanokan(m): 8:14am On Dec 15, 2015
How can terrorism kill terrorism? Boko Haram = Sunni
ISIS = Sunni
Nigeria joins 34 Sunni sect Nations to fight against Sunni led ISIS and Boko Haram. I don't see how this is going to be done rather it will end up creating more crisis for the world. Where is Islamic Republic of Gambia, Sunni or Shia?
Re: Nigeria Joins (Sunni) Muslim Coalition Led By Saudi Arabia To Fight "Terrorism" by carinmom(f): 8:15am On Dec 15, 2015
Masha'Allah
Re: Nigeria Joins (Sunni) Muslim Coalition Led By Saudi Arabia To Fight "Terrorism" by Mightymanna(m): 9:15am On Dec 15, 2015
i didn't see where the statement mention nigeria as a member.by the way fighting bokoharam is fighting ISIS i presume

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