Militaries play increasing role in counter-terrorism efforts

With its battle space shrinking in Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is expanding worldwide, including to South-east Asia. Against the backdrop of the rising terrorist threat, Singapore as chair of Asean will host a series of meetings to discuss the renewed threat and enhance the region's counter-terrorism cooperation to tackle it.

Yesterday, Singapore hosted the 15th Asean Chiefs of Defence Forces Informal Meeting to discuss ways to build capacity and strengthen practical regional cooperation.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 09, 2018, with the headline 'Militaries play increasing role in counter-terrorism efforts'. Print Edition | Subscribe