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    Valentina Matvienko, the head of Russian parliament's upper house stated that one-time operations by quickly built coalitions are unproductive way of trying to eliminate terrorism.

    JAKARTA, November 12 (RIA Novosti) – One-time operations by hastily built coalitions are an inefficient way of trying to eliminate international terrorism, the head of Russian parliament's upper house, the Federation Council, said on Wednesday.

    The United States has initiated the creation of an anti-Islamic State (IS) coalition that has conducted a series of airstrikes against the insurgents operating in Iraq and Syria. As of November 2014, the coalition against IS comprises more than 60 countries, with the most recent airstrikes launched on Tuesday, near the Iraqi city of Falluja.

    "We will not defeat terrorism conducting one-time operations and forming [anti-terror] coalitions hastily," Valentina Matvienko said at a press conference following talks with Indonesian Vice-President Muhammad Jusuf Kalla in Jakarta.

    The speaker stressed that the global community should "systematically analyze the ways terrorists get funding and equipment".

    "All counter-terrorist measures should be made in accordance with international law and under the United Nations" mandate, the parliamentarian added.

    Matvienko is in Jakarta as a part of an Asia-Pacific tour aiming to boost Russian cooperation with countries across the region. As well as Indonesia, Matvienko has visited The Philippines, Laos and China.

    Over 125,000 terrorist attacks have been carried out in the period between 1970 and 2013 according to the Global Terrorism Database. Al-Qaeda, Taliban, Boko Haram and IS are the biggest terrorist organizations operating worldwide currently.


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