‘Urgent need’ for unified anti-jihadist force

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CAIRO: Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi called on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) for the creation of a unified Arab force to battle the spread of Islamic extremist groups. “There is an urgent need for the creation of a multi-purpose common Arab military force able to intervene rapidly to fight terrorism and the activities of terrorist groups,” Arabi told a meeting of league foreign ministers in Cairo. He also stressed the importance of “cooperation in areas related to security protection and the exchange of information between Arab countries.”

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