Why Malaysia and Singapore are nervous as Iraq looks to retake Mosul from ISIS

October 19, 2016   |   Category: Prophecy News   |   Tags: , ,

Malaysia on Tuesday led calls for Southeast Asian governments to tighten anti-terror measures amid fears Iraq’s sweeping offensive to retake the Islamic State (IS) stronghold of Mosul will trigger an influx of fleeing foreign fighters seeking safe haven in their home countries.

 

Baghdad with the support of US advisers and Kurdish fighters this week launched a long-awaited military campaign to retake the city of over one million people two years after the militant group seized control and declared it the centrepiece of a new Islamic caliphate.

 

There is a mix of around 8,000 homegrown and foreign fighters in the northern Iraqi city, which straddles IS-controlled areas in north-western Iraq and neighbouring parts of eastern Syria.

 

Read More: Why Malaysia and Singapore are nervous as Iraq looks to retake Mosul from ISIS – Business Insider

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