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Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism-IMAFT

The Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (or Islamic military alliance to fight terrorism-IMAFT) is an intergovernmental counter-terrorist alliance of countries in the Muslim world, united around military intervention against ISIC and other counter-terrorist activities. Its creation was first announced by Saudi Arabian defence minister Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud, on 15 December 2015. The alliance was to have a joint operations center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Most of its participants are members of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation. IMCTC's first commander-in-chief was Pakistani former chief of Army Staff, General (retd.) Raheel Sharif.

Members Countries 41
Formation December 15, 2015
Headquarters Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Location Asia and Africa
Region Muslim world
Official language Arabic, English, French

Function of Coalition

  • Provision of training, equipment and troops
  • Platform for security cooperation
  • Involvement of religious scholars for dealing with extremism