Nation’s flag in IS group video for second time

IMPROVED COMMUNICATION:Counterterrorism forces have said they are to increase coalition talks and security following the release of a second apocalyptic threat video

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 13, 2015
By: Staff writer, with CNA

Taiwan is to improve communication with other nations to obtain the latest international counterterrorism information and is to increase security at its overseas representative offices, Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokeswoman Eleanor Wang (王珮玲) said yesterday, after the nation’s flag was shown for a second time in a video reportedly released by an extremist group.

Wang said the ministry was aware of a new video, claimed by the Islamic State (IS), which showed an image of the national flags of 60 nations, including Taiwan.

It is the second time in less than a month that the flag has been shown in an Islamic State video.

Wang said the ministry has asked its overseas representative offices to increase security and improve communication with host nations to obtain the latest counterterrorism information.

The ministry is also to update overseas travel information on the of the Bureau of Consular Affairs Web site as necessary, Wang said.

The new video depicts the Islamic State’s vision of the apocalypse, foreign media said.     [FULL  STORY]

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