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The alliance aims to 'mobilise and coordinate the use of resources, facilitate the exchange of information and help member countries build their own counter-terrorism capacity,' Sharif said.
While the alliance officially includes Qatar, which is the target of a six-month boycott led by Saudi Arabia, organisers in Riyadh said no Qatari officials were present at the meeting. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain abruptly cut diplomatic and trade ties with Qatar in June, accusing the emirate of being too close to Iran and supporting Islamist extremism. The alliance meeting in Riyadh brings together Muslim or Muslim-majority nations including Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Afghanistan, Uganda, Somalia, Mauritania, Lebanon, Libya, Yemen and Turkey A member of the Saudi Royal Guard stands on duty inside the hall where the first meeting of the defence ministers of the 41-member Saudi-led Muslim counter-terrorism alliance took place in the capital Riyadh Egypt, which sent a military official and not its defence minister to Sunday's meeting, is reeling from a Friday attack on a mosque that killed more than 300 people during prayer time.
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Saudi Arabia's crown prince has vowed to 'wipe terrorists from the face of the earth' as officials from 40 Muslim countries gathered in the first meeting of an Islamic counter-terrorism alliance. The summit is the first meeting of defence ministers and other senior officials from the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition, which officially counts 41 countries and identifies as a 'pan-Islamic unified front' against violent extremism.
While IS has not claimed responsibility, Egyptian authorities say the organisation is the main suspect as the mosque is associated with followers of the mystical Sufi branch of Sunni Islam, whom IS has branded heretics.
Prince Mohammed said Friday's 'painful event' was a reminder of the 'danger of terrorism and extremism'.'Beyond the killing of innocent people and the spread of hatred, terrorism and extremism distort the image of our religion,' he said.
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