Qatari minister warns of remaining IS threat

Qatari minister warns of remaining IS threat – Yahoo News

Qatar’s foreign minister is cautioning that the Islamic State group will continue to be a threat even after its last pocket of resistance in Syria is shut down.

IS once controlled territory in large parts of Syria and Iraq, but steadily lost ground to Syrian forces.

An operation is now underway to squeeze the extremist group’s fighters out of their last redoubt in eastern Syria.

But Qatar’s foreign minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, told the Munich Security Conference on Sunday that doesn’t mean the final defeat for the group also known as ISIS.

He said: “There are territories being liberated, but ISIS or terrorism is not defeated yet, because the ideology is still there, the people are still there and the causes of recruitment are still valid.”

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