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‘Chinese militant captured’

3 Sep, 2014

isis-chinese-national-captured-in-iraq-2014-9-3The Iraqi military says it has captured an ISIS militant from China. If confirmed, this would be the first time a Chinese national is known to have fought for the group, also known as Islamic State. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Qin Gang, responding to a foreign reporter’s question in Beijing:

We are not able to verify whether or not the information is true. I cannot confirm the information for you.

It remains unclear whether the man is of Uighur origin, a Muslim minority group in China’s Xinjiang province.