PARTNERS UNITED IN
PARTNERS UNITED IN
We invite you to find out why we were formed, who our 80 partners are, and why we think it’s as important as ever that countries all over the globe remain united to ensure the enduring defeat of Daesh. We’ve added a few more features to our site – click here to be shown around.
Daesh is responsible for unimaginable global suffering, said British MP Andrew Murrison in an op-ed for Al-Sharq Al-Awsat. He said that the threat of terrorism comes from the far-right and Islamist extremists alike and concluded that governments’ greatest tribute to terror victims would be to work tirelessly to prevent future attacks and reject extremist ideologies.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged that Daesh has regained strength in some areas of Syria and Iraq, while adding that their ability to carry out external attacks is greatly diminished since their territorial defeat. According to the The Hill, Pompeo said that a significant risk has been reduced, though keen watchfulness against Daesh resurgence will be vital.
China’s Syria envoy warned that terrorist organisations like Daesh are being revived in Syria, urging the international community to pay attention. According to Al-Arabiya, the Chinese minister described the issue in Northern Syria as very complicated, stating that the fight against terrorism is not finished yet.
UK national Jack Letts, aka Jihadi Jack, has been reportedly stripped of his British citizenship for fighting with Daesh in Iraq and Syria. Evening Standard reported that a Home Office spokesman stated that the dual UK-Canadian national was deprived of citizenship based on substantial advice from officials, lawyers and intelligence agencies.
A Daesh suicide bomber killed at least 63 when he blew himself in a crowd at a wedding feast in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul. The Telegraph reported that the Afghan branch of Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack which the United States described as “an act of extreme depravity” and the Taliban said it was barbaric.
The Global Coalition against Daesh was formed in September 2014 and is unique in its membership, scope and commitment. Together, the Global Coalition is committed to degrading and ultimately defeating Daesh.
The Coalition’s 80 members are committed to tackling Daesh on all fronts, to dismantling its networks and countering its global ambitions. Beyond the military campaign in Iraq and Syria, the Coalition is committed to: tackling Daesh’s financing and economic infrastructure; preventing the flow of foreign terrorist fighters across borders; supporting stabilisation and the restoration of essential public services to areas liberated from Daesh; and countering the group’s propaganda.
Inspiring Women is a series showcasing the lives of ten incredible women detailing their experiences under Daesh and how they have empowered others since liberation.
Follow the series on Twitter using #InspiringWomen, and see our latest story, about Mona Freij, 43, an activist, social worker and English teacher from the Syrian city of Raqqa, here.