Dammam – Oman has officially joined the Islamic Military Coalition to fight terrorism led by Saudi Arabia, thus becoming the forty-first nation to join the coalition.
Sultanate of Oman announced its participation in the coalition in a letter sent to Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Crown Prince, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, from Badr bin Saeed al-Busaidi, Minister Responsible for Defense Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman.
The message was handed over by Omani Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Prince Mohammed expressed his appreciation for the leadership of the Sultanate of Oman to support the efforts of Saudi Arabia in the leadership of the Coalition.
In December 2015, a group of 34 Muslim nations from the Middle East, Africa and Asia announced the creation of a new anti-ISIS coalition in a bid to tackle Islamic extremism. The coalition, which now has 40 members, is led by Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.