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China says it may have citizens fighting in Iraq

China Daily Mail

Wu Sike, China's Middle East Envoy, talks during his news conference at the Chinese Embassy in Amman May 29, 2013 Wu Sike, China’s Middle East Envoy, talks during his news conference at the Chinese Embassy in Amman May 29, 2013

Muslim extremists from China’s far western region of Xinjiang have gone to the Middle East for training and some may have crossed into Iraq to participate in the upsurge of violence there, China’s special envoy for the Middle East said on Monday.

China has repeatedly expressed concern about the upsurge in violence in Iraq and the march of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which has seized much of the north of the country as Baghdad’s forces there collapsed.

ISIL has renamed itself the Islamic State and proclaimed the establishment of a caliphate on land it has captured in Syria and Iraq.

Wu Sike, who has recently returned from the region, told reporters that China was extremely worried about the role of extremist groups in the fighting…

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  1. […] Originally posted on China Daily Mail:Wu Sike, China’s Middle East Envoy, talks during his news conference at the Chinese Embassy in Amman May 29, 2013 Muslim extremists from China’s far western region of Xinjiang have gone to the Middle East for training and some may have crossed into Iraq to participate in the upsurge… Like this? Read more and get your own subscription at […]


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