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Int'l coalition seeks to liberate Mosul, Raqqa - Saudi official

Major General Ahmed Assiri
The international coalition against terrorism seeks to liberate Iraq's Mosul and Syria's Raqqa from the control of Daesh terrorist group, said spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition Major General Ahmed Assiri.

The Arab coalition has coordinated military plans with the US Central Command (CENTCOM), Assiri said Sunday on the sidelines of a meeting held in Saudi Arabia and comprising the countries participating in the anti-Daesh coalition.

The conferees discussed means of upgrading coordination among representatives of the coalition countries and promoting the US-led coalition efforts to "paralyze" Daesh capabilities.

The meeting was held at the level of Chiefs of General Staff of 14 countries, namely Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the UAE, Jordan, Bahrain, the US, Turkey, Oman, Qatar, Lebanon, Tunisia, Morocco, Nigeria and Malaysia.