GCC defense ministers: Al-Baghdadi’s killing important step in eliminating Daesh cells

GCC defense ministers: Al-Baghdadi’s killing important step in eliminating Daesh cells
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The 16th meeting of the joint defense council of the GCC defense ministers, was hosted by Oman in Muscat. (Saudi Ministry of Defense's Twitter)
GCC defense ministers: Al-Baghdadi’s killing important step in eliminating Daesh cells
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The 16th meeting of the joint defense council of the GCC defense ministers, was hosted by Oman in Muscat. (Saudi Ministry of Defense's Twitter)
GCC defense ministers: Al-Baghdadi’s killing important step in eliminating Daesh cells
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The 16th meeting of the joint defense council of the GCC defense ministers, was hosted by Oman in Muscat. (Saudi Ministry of Defense's Twitter)
GCC defense ministers: Al-Baghdadi’s killing important step in eliminating Daesh cells
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The 16th meeting of the joint defense council of the GCC defense ministers, was hosted by Oman in Muscat. (Saudi Ministry of Defense's Twitter)
Updated 30 October 2019

GCC defense ministers: Al-Baghdadi’s killing important step in eliminating Daesh cells

GCC defense ministers: Al-Baghdadi’s killing important step in eliminating Daesh cells
  • Gulf defense ministers condemned attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais that took place in September
  • The 16th meeting of the joint defense council of the GCC defense ministers was held in Oman

RIYADH: The death of Daesh leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi is an important step in eliminating the terrorist organization's cells, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) defense ministers said on Wednesday. 

The ministers also condemned the September attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais, and said that they stand with the Kingdom and any measures taken to protect its sovereignty, stability, and interests.

The 16th meeting of the joint defense council of the GCC, was hosted by Oman in Muscat. It was chaired by Oman’s defense minister Sayyid Bader bin Saud Al-Busaidi.

Trump on Sunday announced the killing of Baghdadi by US special operations forces in northwestern Syria.