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)
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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)
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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)
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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

  • 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. 

 


Sudan says Nile dam talks delayed for ‘consultations’

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Sudan says Nile dam talks delayed for ‘consultations’

  • Talks between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan were suspended last week after Addis Ababa

KHARTOUM: Sudan on Monday said that negotiations over Ethiopia’s massive and controversial dam construction on the Blue Nile have been postponed for a week.
Talks between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan were suspended last week after Addis Ababa insisted on linking them to renegotiating a deal on sharing the waters of the Blue Nile.
“A meeting at the level of ministers of the three countries took place on Monday, during which Sudan asked to postpone the next meeting for one week for internal consultations,” Sudan’s water ministry said in a statement.
Egypt and Sudan view the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) dam as a threat to vital water supplies, while Ethiopia considers it crucial for its electrification and development.
South Africa, which holds the presidency of the African Union and is mediating negotiations, has urged the countries to “remain involved” in the talks.