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Taiwan backs international condemnation of ISIS brutality

Taiwan will continue its efforts to provide humanitarian assistance

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Anna Kao, spokeswoman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs news

Taipei, Sept. 14 (CNA) Taiwan has voiced its support for the international community's condemnation of the brutal acts committed by the militant group Islamic State, which has seized wide swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria.

Opposed to all kinds of terrorism, Taiwan is concerned about the threat the Islamic State poses to the world and supports the international condemnation of the militant group, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement Friday.

Over the past few months, the Islamic State has conducted brutal acts, including crucifixions, beheadings and mass killings.

After beheading two U.S. journalists in the past month, Islamic State militants released a video on social media Saturday claiming to show the beheading of British aid worker David Haines. Their actions have drawn outrage from the United States, the United Kingdom and other countries.

On Sept. 10, U.S. President Barack Obama announced that he had authorized U.S. airstrikes in Syria and more attacks in Iraq in a sharp escalation of a campaign against the Islamic State.

Taiwan's Foreign Ministry said on Sunday that Taiwan will continue its efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to refugees in Iraq, Syria and those who have fled to neighboring countries in the region.

Taiwan has helped built temporary housing units in Jordan to accommodate refugees from neighboring Syria and has worked with other countries and nongovernmental groups on international assistance projects, ministry spokeswoman Anna Kao said.

"We are mulling the next step in our international humanitarian aid campaign," she told CNA.

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