EU announces new anti-IS drive

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Published: Friday 6th February 2015 by The News Editor

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The European Union is to channel an extra billion euros (£746 million) into tackling the threat posed by the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.

The EU said the funds over two years will be backed by measures like anti-radicalisation programmes, fresh aid, and steps to tackle terror financing and counter the flow of foreign fighters.

Education and job training for children and youths will be a priority as the EU seeks to tackle the root causes behind IS’s rise.

The EU says it will also boost assistance to countries coping with the influx of refugees from Syria. Some 3.2 million people have fled the fighting, many to Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan.

Published: Friday 6th February 2015 by The News Editor

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