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Gulf Cooperation Council


Location: Doha, Qatar


Type: International

The GCC leaders committed in April to urgently undertake additional steps to intensify the campaign to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, Daesh) and al-Qa’ida.

At a conference between the US and the GCC, all sides called for intensified efforts to stabilize territory liberated from ISIL and deliver additional aid to Iraq’s refugees and IDPs. This is in the hopes of preventing further radicalisation in the area.

GCC member states have been involved in significant efforts to prevent IED and other extremist attacks. These efforts have included:

  • strengthening information sharing
  • international engagement
  • countering ISIL ideology
  • Counter-ISIL missions

This profile is part of AOAV’s investigation into counter-IED (C-IED) actors around the globe. To see the list of all C-IED actors recorded by AOAV, see here. To see those engaged in the Middle East, the Sahel, North Africa or other highly impacted countries please see here, here, here, and here respectively. This research was made possible by funding from the NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE). To read the full report, ‘Addressing the threat posed by IEDs: National, Regional and Global Initiatives’, see here.