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Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition Meets to Implement Foundational Initiatives

Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition Meets to Implement Foundational Initiatives

Monday, 4 March, 2019 - 19:15
The Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition meets in Riyadh. (SPA)

The Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) held a meeting in Riyadh with the delegates of its member countries to present the development and implementation mechanism of IMCTC initiatives, reported the Saudi Press Agency Monday.


These initiatives aim to counter terrorism in four major domains: Ideology, communications, military and counter-terrorism financing.


IMCTC Acting Secretary General Major General Mohammad bin Saeed Al-Moghedi highlighted the importance of achieving the aspirations of IMCTC member countries’ Ministers of Defense, in their Inaugural Council Meeting, that laid out the necessary foundations to kick start the action plan set to fulfill IMCTC objectives.


Moghedi said: “Our Muslim communities have long suffered from the scourge of terrorism, and countering it is one of the top priorities for our nations.”


He also highlighted the exceptional work the delegates are performing in this Coalition which is unique in its nature, principles and strategic goals.


IMCTC Military Commander General Raheel Sharif underlined the importance of IMCTC as an “excellent platform that offers the opportunity to undertake all counterterrorism efforts across the four domains of action in an integrated manner.”


He added: “Terrorism today has become the worst evil on the face of the planet and countering it has become the most significant challenge of the 21st century.”


Terrorist organizations are not limited to known terror groups, such as ISIS, Al Qaeda and Boko Haram, but rather include a wider array of supporters, enablers, financers and sleeper cells, all of which pose a significant threat, he warned.


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