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Allegation of Malaysians involved in militant activities in Syria being verified

Malaysia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday (Aug 21) that it is verifying the allegation that three Malaysians were involved in militant activities in Syria, as reported in the media.

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday (Aug 21) that it had taken note of the allegation that three Malaysians were involved in militant activities in Syria, as reported in the media.

The ministry said it is currently verifying with relevant authorities media reports that one of the Malaysians had been killed while the other two were injured.

As a peace-loving country that practices moderation, Malaysia's stand has always been not to condone all forms of terrorism or extremism by any party, including its own nationals, it said. But concern has risen in the country over growing hardline Islamic views and the country's potential as a militant breeding ground.

The ministry added that Malaysians are advised to be vigilant and not lured by extremist elements.  

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