11453
Riyadh Hosting Anti-IS Military Talks
International

Riyadh Hosting Anti-IS Military Talks

Military chiefs are expected to gather in the Saudi capital on Wednesday to assess the battle against Islamic State militants, diplomatic sources said.
The two-day meeting, a follow-up to earlier talks, will gather "all the countries that are involved" in the US-led fight against IS, including Persian Gulf Arab nations, one of the sources said, AFP reported.
A diplomatic source said the meeting is "more an exchange of information" and a chance for coordination, rather than a forum for major decisions.
The talks among defense chiefs and their deputies coincide with the rise of IS in Libya, which has heightened concerns in the region after the group seized parts of Iraq and Syria last year.
Arab states have intensified their bombing of IS targets since the militants in early February burned alive a Jordanian fighter pilot whose plane went down over Syria last year.
Jordan's information minister on Monday said Bahrain had deployed fighter jets in the kingdom to support the anti-IS air campaign.
Also Monday, the state news agency in the UAE said its Jordanian-based warplanes hit oil refineries run by the militants.
The same day, Egypt carried out its first announced military action against IS in Libya, after the militants released a video showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians.

 

Short URL : http://goo.gl/QTPd0g

You can also read ...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R), Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) and French President Emmanuel Macron
Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel...
Xi Jinping
China’s ruling Communist Party on Sunday set the stage for...
Mexico Cancels White House Visit After “Heated Call” on Border Wall
A planned visit by Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto to the...
Venezuela Opens Nominations for Presidential Vote
Venezuela is now accepting candidate registrations for its...
According to the UN, since the repatriation deal was signed on November 23,  nearly 70,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh through different routes  in and near Cox’s Bazar district.
Hundreds of desperate Rohingya Muslims are still pouring over...
Quds Holy Sepulcher Shut in Protest Against Israeli Policy
In a rare move, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Beit-ul-...
South Korea Says North Willing  to Talk to US
North Korea is willing to hold talks with the United States,...

Trending

Googleplus