Syria: International forum addresses ongoing IS threats in NE Syria

Delegates gathered for a forum in the city of Amuda, Saturday, to address the continued challenges posed to Syria's north-east by the remnants of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL). Hosted by the Rojava Center for Strategic Studies, the event brings together international experts and decision makers to discuss the post-IS management of the territory, which remains... Еще afflicted by IS sleeper-cell attacks and continues to play host to thousands of detained IS militants and their families. «The IS issue concerns its attempts to maintain its existence in the area. This existence is not related to dominating territory, but is rather related to the existence of cells that carry out terrorist operations,» said Shahooz Hasan, Joint President of the Democratic Union Party. «Such issues need the cooperation of all the existing forces in order to eradicate IS and to get rid of its sleeper cells,» he added. A total of 125 guests from 15 countries across three continents joined the discussions about future challenges to the region posed by IS and its ideology. According to its organisers the forum, which runs from July 6-8, will feature guests including former French Foreign Minister and founder of Medecins Sans Frontieres Bernard Kouchner; and Dominique Inchauspe, registrar of the International Criminal Court and International Court of Justice at The Hague.

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