• Qatar financing IS jihadists: German minister


    BERLIN: Germany’s development aid minister, Gerd Mueller, on Wednesday accused Qatar of financing the jihadist group Islamic State (IS) operating in Syria and Iraq. “A story like this always has a history,” he said in an interview with public broadcaster ZDF. “Who is financing these troops? Hint: Qatar,” he added. Vice Chancellor and Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel this week urged a “debate” about who has been and is financing the IS, but without naming any countries. Germany is expected to decide in coming days whether to deliver non-lethal military aid or possibly arms to Iraqi Kurds fighting the jihadists.



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