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Saudi Arabia announces military alliance of 34 countries to fight terrorism

  • Saudi Arabia has announced the formation of a military alliance of 34 countries to fight terrorism. As per media reports, a joint operations center will be established in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. The coalition includes countries from Asia, Africa and the Arab world; however, Saudi Arabia’s regional rival Iran is not a part of the coalition. The announcement of the coalition comes amid increasing international pressure for Gulf countries to do more in the fight against the ISIS.