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Suga comments on death of ISIS leader

  • October 29, 2019
  • , Yomiuri, Sankei
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Yomiuri and Sankei reported on press remarks made yesterday by Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga regarding the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi during a U.S. military raid. The government spokesman was quoted as saying: “It is a major step toward peace and stability in the Middle East.” However, he also voiced concern about the possible resurgence of terrorist attacks by ISIS operatives, underscoring that the war against extremism has not yet ended. Asked about President Trump’s plan to bring U.S. troops home from Syria, Suga said the GOJ is closely watching developments.

 

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