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Wednesday, 29 June 2022 09:33 GMT

Malaysia, FBI cooperate to uproot ISIL threats


(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Malaysia would join the US-based Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the fight against Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants, Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said on Thursday.

Speaking at a news conference, he said both countries would focus on eradicating radical and extremist ideology among youths.

"The ministry and FBI will combat this menace together. This will be a continuous cooperation on both sides that has been forged since 1975," he added.

Dr Ahmad Zahid, who met FBI deputy director Mark Giuliano, said the US government still lacked the proper mechanism to "rehabilitate extremist groups." "We face a daunting task in combating extremism, especially when such ideas are spread widely through social media," he said, adding that the ISIL threat in Iraq and Syria was also discussed.


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