Bishkek is now hosting a Central Asia forum entitled “Joining up of efforts of state agencies and research institutions at countering violent extremism and religious radicalization in Central Asia,” the spokesperson told reporters.
- Yes, threats of terrorism have reached a point where everyone must unite in a firm military response19.7% (202)
- No, we are nowhere near a large-scale world war20.1% (206)
- I believe that the WWIII will be unleashed not by ISIL but by other forces60.1% (614)
It is envisaged that during the meeting the participants will elaborate recommendations addressed to Central Asian national security forces on how to enhance their effectiveness in countering terrorism.
To date, as many as 200 Kyrgyz nationals have joined IS to fight in Syria. Kyrgyz law enforcement bodies warn that Kyrgyz fighters recruited by IS may return to the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) to carry out subversive activities.