In response to media queries on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the MFA Spokesman said:

            “The barbaric killing of British aid worker David Haines by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is deeply reprehensible.  Singapore strongly condemns the killing and our sympathies go out to the family of Mr Haines.  ISIS is a serious terrorist threat which must be dealt with comprehensively.  In this regard, Singapore welcomes the formation of the international coalition to combat the ISIS threat and also welcomes the declaration by regional Arab countries in Jeddah to stand united against ISIS.  This is critical to cut off support for ISIS in terms of the movement of fighters, materials and funding as well as the ideological battle.”

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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

SINGAPORE

15 SEPTEMBER 2014