PARTNERS UNITED IN
PARTNERS UNITED IN
We invite you to find out why we were formed, who our 81 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.
Around 200 displaced Syrians leave al-Hol camp
According to Middle East Eye, around 200 Syrian displaced people, mostly women and children, were heading home from the overcrowded desert camp of al-Hol in the northeast of the war-torn country on Sunday, a Kurdish official has said. After years of fighting the Islamic State group, Syria’s Kurds are holding tens of thousands of civilians and IS relatives in camps for the displaced.
Public counter-terror training course launched by police
Free online training for the public on how to react to a terrorism incident is being made available by police. The course devised by UK counter-terrorism officers and experts was previously only open to company staff working in crowded places such as shopping centres, BBC reported. Counter Terrorism Policing is inviting people to take the course and become so-called CT Citizens.
Russian forces enter former Daesh stronghold in Syria after U.S. pullback
Russian forces have entered Raqqa, the former de facto capital of Daesh, in one of the starkest examples yet of how Moscow has filled the vacuum created by President Donald Trump’s decision to pull U.S. forces from northern Syria, Reuters reported. Russian troops were shown in footage on the defense ministry’s Zvezda TV channel shaking hands with Syrian children and unloading humanitarian aid bundles with the slogan “Russia is with you” from the back of trucks.
14 Bulgarians sentenced for supporting Daesh
A Bulgarian court on Tuesday sentenced radical imam Ahmed Mussa and 13 other Bulgarians for propagating religious hatred and incitement to war in their support for Daesh militant group, Reuters reported. The trial against Mussa and his supporters began in 2016 following an investigation into suspected sympathizers of Daesh in southern Bulgaria.
Dismantling Daesh’s illicit financial flows: Tightening the global financial system to stop terror funding
Following Daesh’s territorial defeat and its loss of tax and oil revenue, it is through small-scale microfinancing techniques that the group hopes to finance its pervasive insurgency in Syria, Iraq and further afield. Given the unique adaptability and complexity of Daesh’s financing mechanisms, the response from The Global Coalition has needed to be comprehensive and all-encompassing. Read more.
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 81 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.