Egypt calls for unity against Takfiri barbarism

Egypt calls for unity against Takfiri barbarism

Tue Sep 2, 2014 11:23PM GMT

The Egyptian foreign minister says an “international approach” is required against the “barbarism” of Takfiri militant groups operating in Syria and Iraq.

“What we need is a collective and international approach that takes into account all the different elements required to fight this phenomenon: political, military and social,” Sameh Shoukri said on Tuesday.

He underlined that “only with an international commitment” the world could “get rid of this barbarism.”

With regard to Egypt’s readiness to envisage a possible military intervention against the Takfiri militants, he said Cairo is “ready to support the international community in terms of what might be decided on this subject” after a United Nations Security Council resolution.

The ISIL Takfiri militants are in control of a large swathe of northeastern Syria as well as some regions in Iraq, where they have been committing heinous crimes, including the mass execution of civilians and Iraqi security forces.

The ISIL terrorists have also threatened all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, and Izadi Kurds in Iraq.

According to Amnesty International, the terror group is carrying out “systematic ethnic cleansing” in northern Iraq.

Syria has also been gripped by deadly violence since 2011. The Western powers and their regional allies — especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey — are reportedly supporting the militants in Syria.

More than 191,000 people have been killed in over three years of conflict in the Arab country, says the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, calling the figure a probable “underestimate of the real total number of people killed.”

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