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German Defense Chief Warns Islamic State Could Resume ‘Terror’

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Bloomberg

German Defense Chief Warns Islamic State Could Resume ‘Terror’

By Patrick Donahue and Chad Thomas

Germany’s defense minister warned that Islamic State fighters could return in force in the Middle East if an international coalition is unable to continue its work against the militant organization.

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, speaking in an interview at the World Economic Forum on Thursday, said that Germany aims to keep its forces in Iraq, but can only do so at the behest of the government in Baghdad.

“We need to keep in mind that in Iraq, IS is not yet defeated,“ Kramp-Karrenbauer told Bloomberg Television in Davos, Switzerland. “If the pressure is reduced, then the danger is great that it resumes its regime of terror.”

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-01-23/german-defense-chief-warns-islamic-state-could-resume-terror