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Islamic Counterterrorism Coalition


islamic-military-allianceLocation: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Type: International

In December 2015, the Saudi government announced a 34-state Islamic Counterterrorism Coalition to be headquartered in Riyadh. The coalition will focus on cooperative efforts between the member states, particularly in regard to countering violent extremism.

Their main terror group of concern is currently ISIL. Though the coalition remains concerned about other terror groups such as AQAP too and seek to address all terrorism across the region.

The military alliance aims to conduct cooperative counterterrorism efforts in the impacted countries, such as Iraq and Syria, and address the threat of Islamic extremism.

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.