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Amman to host anti-Daesh coalition’s meeting

Partners to discuss next moves after ‘caliphate’s’ fall in Iraq, Syria

By JT - Nov 10,2017 - Last updated at Nov 10,2017

Iraqi forces stand guard near Al Qaim border crossing between Syria and Iraq on Wednesday. Syria announced Thursday its control over Daesh-held Albu Kamal town and its forces and allies were supposed to meet Iraqi peers, which was cleaning the area from the terrorist group on the other side of the border (AFP photo)

AMMAN — The Kingdom is scheduled in mid-November to host a meeting of political managers of the small group of the Global Coalition to Counter Daesh, an official said on Thursday.

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mohammad Kayed said that the gathering would attract the participation of representatives of 27 countries and four international organisations.

He added that the meeting is held at a crucial junction after the region has witnessed progress in the war against terrorism on the ground in both Syria and Iraq, which requires stakeholders to entrench such successes at the security, political and development levels. 

Attendees will discuss the latest developments in the coalition's anti-Daesh efforts, especially after liberating Iraq's Mosul and Syria's Raqqa, as well as the best means to eliminate Daesh completely through coordinating relevant efforts.

The meeting is a continuation of a previous ministerial gathering held by foreign ministers of the small group in September in New York on the sidelines of the 72nd conference of the UN General Assembly.

The Global Coalition to Counter Daesh, which was formed in September 2014, comprises 69 countries and four international organisations: Arab League, NATO, Interpol and EU. 

The members are committed to tackling Daesh on all fronts, to dismantling its networks and countering its global ambitions, according to


Beyond the military campaign in Iraq and Syria, the coalition is committed to tackling Daesh’s financing and economic infrastructure, preventing the flow of foreign terrorist fighters across borders, supporting stabilisation and the restoration of essential public services to areas liberated from Daesh, and exposing Daesh’s delusional narrative, including its claims to statehood, military success and the group’s false religious narrative.

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