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CORRECTS - Muslim states suffer 200,000 terror victims in 5 years

CORRECTS - Muslim states suffer 200,000 terror victims in 5 years
Replaces previous story Over 200,000 people killed by terrorism: IMCTC

By Ahmed al-Masri and Zeynep Tufekci

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AA) - Muslim-majority countries have suffered more than 200,000 casualties to terrorism in the last five years, a Saudi-led counter-terror alliance said Sunday.

The number of people killed or injured came in attacks that caused $348 billion worth of damage to the economy, the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition said on Twitter.

Nearly 72 percent of the terror casualties came in Iraq, Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan.

Coalition defense ministers met in Riyadh for the first time on Sunday under the banner Allied Against Terrorism.

The 40-member bloc was launched by Saudi Arabia in late 2015 to fight terrorism.

It includes countries such as Turkey, Pakistan, Malaysia and Egypt.

A declaration issued by an Arab-U.S.-Islamic summit in Riyadh this May said the alliance member states were ready to deploy 34,000 troops to support operations against terror groups in Iraq.

source: News Feed
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