•Records $348 billion economic losses
The Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) has said that over 200,000 people were either killed or wounded over the last five years in Islamic countries’ terror attacks.
This was disclosed on Sunday when the Defense Ministers of the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition met for the first time in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s capital.
According to IMCTC, attacks created $348 billion worth of damage to the economy of those countries according to a statement on the group’s official Twitter account.
The meeting, with the theme: “Allied Against Terrorism”, noted that nearly 72 percent of those killed and wounded belong to at least four Islamic countries, Iraq, Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan.
The 40-member bloc was launched by Saudi Arabia in late 2015 to fight terrorism. It includes countries such as Turkey, Pakistan, Malaysia, and Egypt.
A declaration issued by a Arab-U.S.-Islamic summit in Riyadh this May said the alliance member states were ready to deploy 34,000 troops with a view to supporting operations against terrorist groups in Iraq.
Photo highlights below shows Nigeria’s Minister of Defence, Muhammad Mansur Dan-Alli and Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar as well as some other security chiefs in attendance.
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