Arab League chief calls for int’l efforts to end IS

A general view shows the meeting of the Arab League Foreign ministers in the Egyptian capital Cairo on December 21, 2013. The meeting has been called at the request of Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, League deputy secretary general Ahmed Ben Helli said, and aims to discuss troubled peace talks between the Palestinians and Israel. AFP PHOTO / HASSAN MOHAMED

Rome, June 29 (IANS) Ahmed Aboul-Gheit, Secretary-General of the Cairo-based Arab League (AL), warned against the return of the Islamic State (IS) and called for international efforts to end the terror group.

Addressing the Ministerial Meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat IS in Rome on Monday, Aboul-Gheit said that forming an international action unit is the key solution to uprooting the IS and eliminating any chances for the re-emergence of cross-border threats, reports Xinhua news agency.

“We have seen recently worrying signals of the return of the IS networks with new mechanisms,” he said, mentioning the dangerous escalation in Syria and Iraq that have witnessed “intensive terrorist attacks in the past few months”.

Eradicating the IS depends on joint international actions, especially at the level of information exchange and supporting local security forces that carry out field operations, noted the AL chief.

Also, it is important to limit the IS recruitment of youths, Aboul-Gheit added.

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