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    Pompeo to Host Extraordinary Meeting of Anti-Daesh Coalition on 14 November

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    The statement followed a recent announcement by US President Donald Trump that Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed in a US-led raid in the Syrian Province of Idlib.

    The US Department of State said on its official Twitter page on Tuesday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo intends to hold a special meeting with the foreign ministers of the global Anti-Daesh Coalition on 14 November in Washington, DC. The meeting's agenda will be focused on further steps to defeat Daesh*.

    Earlier on Sunday, US President Donald Trump told reporters that the leader of the Daesh* terrorist group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been neutralised during a US-led operation in Idlib. Al-Baghdadi was allegedly chased into a tunnel and blew himself up, also taking the lives of three children.

    The Global Coalition was formed in September 2014 with an official mission to combat the Daesh* terrorist group.

    *Daesh (also known as ISIS/ISIL/IS) is a terrorist organisation outlawed in Russia

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