“Terrorism is not just Daesh, forum hears”
News coverage by Gulf News:
“Abu Dhabi: To ensure its success, the international coalition against Daesh must fight all terrorist organisations whatever their orientations, a regional forum heard in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
“Almost all terrorist organisations in the world sprang from the Muslim Brotherhood and the coalition should fight all these organisations to ensure its success,” said Dr Tariq Fahmi, head of the political and strategic unit at the National Centre for Middle East Studies and professor of strategic thinking at Nasser Military Academy in Egypt.”
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