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Ex-Pakistan Army Chief to Lead Saudi-led Anti-terrorism Coalition

Pakistan’s former army chief Raheel Sharif is said to have been appointed first commander-in-chief of a new counterterrorism coalition of 39 Islamic countries led by Saudi Arabia. Saudi authorities announced the proposed Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism, the IMAFT, in December 2015 to fight Islamic State and other terrorist groups. It will have its headquarters in the Saudi capital Riyadh. Pakistani Defense Minister Khawaja Asif on Friday confirmed Sharif’s appointment to lead...

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