Japan to allocate USD 200 million to Mideast countries fighting ISIL
Japan plans to allocate around USD 200 million to the Middle East countries fighting ISIL Takfiri terrorist group, Press TV reported.
"I will pledge assistance of a total of about USD 200 million dollars for those countries contending with ISIL, to help build their human capacities, infrastructure, and so on," said Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a meeting of the Japan-Egypt Business Committee in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on Saturday.
"Should we leave terrorism or weapons of mass destruction to spread in this region, the loss imparted upon the international community would be immeasurable," he added.
Abe's remarks about the growing threat of Takfiri terrorism came a week after gunmen affiliated with the Yemeni branch of al-Qaeda attacked the Paris office of the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people and wounding 11 others.
The incident was followed by a series of sieges and shootings across Paris, resulting in the killing of more people and an extensive sense of insecurity in the country.
The ISIL terrorist group, with members from several Western countries, controls swathes of land in Iraq and Syria.
The group has been carrying out horrific acts of violence such as public decapitations and crucifixions against all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, and Christians.
In recent weeks, Iraqi and Syrian forces have achieved decisive victories against the Takfiri terrorists operating in the Arab countries.