Interpol urges international cooperation to fight extremists
Militants from the Islamic State took control of multiple cities in Iraq in June. (AFP/File)
Interpol is urging the international community to conduct a coordinated effort against the stream of foreign fighters joining extremists in the Middle East, Associate Press (AP) reports. The recent statement was brought on by the brutal murder of journalist James Foley at the hands of a British national who joined the ranks of ISIS.
According to AP, more than a thousand radicals from Europe have joined militant fighters in Syria and Iraq.
The international police agency released a statement Thursday calling the execution of James Foley depraved and that it “highlights the ongoing plight of other innocent people across the region.”
Militants from the Islamic State have startled the international community by taking control of large swathes of land in Iraq in June. The advances by the group have prompted air strikes from the U.S.