Where Is The Office Of General Raheel In KSA? How He Is Training IMAF?.
Former army chief General (retired) Raheel Sharif has been made the chief Islamic military coalition to combat terrorism, Minister for Defence Khawaja Asif confirmed few months earlier.
Hes leading the Islamic Military Alliance Force.
More than 34000 soldiers are getting training in Saudi Arabia. General raheels office established near Riyadh, and it would be also the Head quarter of Islamic Military Alliance Force.
The IMA has stated that its primary objective is to protect Muslim countries from all terrorist groups and terrorist organizations irrespective of their sect and name. The IMA affirmed that it would operate in line with the United Nations and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) provisions on terrorism.
At the press conference to launch the IMA, Mohammad bin Salman said it would “coordinate” efforts to fight terrorism in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Egypt and Afghanistan. He said, “There will be international coordination with major powers and international organisations … in terms of operations in Syria and Iraq.”
To date, all members are countries with Sunni-dominated governments. The alliance does not include any countries with Shia-dominated governments, such as Iran, Iraq and Syria. According to a Euronews report, some analysts see formation of the alliance as part of Saudi Arabian efforts to take the leading role in the Middle East and the Muslim world, in rivalry with Iran.
In March 2016 it was reported that Saudi Arabia had asked General Raheel Sharif, Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff, to become commander-in-chief of the Islamic Military Alliance once he had retired from the Pakistan Army at the end of 2016. In January 2017 it was reported that Sharif had set three conditions for taking the post, one of which was that Iran be included in the Islamic Military Alliance. However he hadn’t signed the contract yet.