Saudi Arabia to lead 34-nation counterterrorism coalition

Saudi Arabia has announced it's part of a group of 34 nations that will form a new "Islamic military coalition" to fight terrorism.

According to an announcement from the state-run Saudi Press Agency, the alliance will be Saudi-led and have a join operations center based in the kingdom's capital, Riyadh.

It's forming the group because terrorism "should be fought by all means and collaboration should be made to eliminate it," the statement said.

The coalition includes countries such as Pakistan, Turkey, Egypt, Libya and Yemen. African nations include Mali, Chad, Somalia and Nigeria, all which have suffered from terror attacks.

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