Yemen announces its joining to the international coalition against ISIS

August 3, 2019

The Yemeni Republic announced on Thursday evening its joining to the international coalition against ISIS .

“This step comes within the framework of the Yemeni government’s efforts to combat terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, and to reject religious and intellectual extremism as a serious scourge that has religion and no homeland,” the Yemeni foreign ministry said.

Despite the security challenges facing the country due to the Iranian-backed Houthi militias, Yemen is determined to continue its counterterrorism efforts and to coordinate and cooperate with all international partners, particularly the countries of the Coalition for the Support of Legitimacy in Yemen, and the United States of America, said an official source at the Foreign Ministry .

The international coalition against ISIS was formed  in September 2014, with 80 members,The International Alliance is committed to  defeating, confronting and combating  on all fronts ISIS to destroy its networks and to face its aspirations for global expansion.

In addition to the military campaign in both Iraq and Syria, the Alliance pledges to confront the financial and economic infrastructure of ISIS, to counter the influx of foreign fighters across borders, to support stability and restore basic public services to the liberated areas and to counter the propaganda of the organization.

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