IS targeting Malaysian military personnel for recruitment

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IS targeting Malaysian military personnel for recruitment

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Publish Date : Nov 17, 2016

Malaysia's military is targeted by ISIS because they are already trained for combat and have skills to handle weapons, said Malaysia's Armed Forces deputy general.

Islamic State (IS) is targeting Malaysian military and police personnel to recruit them as they have the expertise in combat and in handling weapons, a top official of the country’s armed forces said on Friday.

Malaysia’s Armed Forces Religious Corps (Kagat) deputy director-general Brig-Gen Nawawi Daud said military and police personnel were targeted by IS because they were already trained for combat and had knowledge and skills in handling weapons.

“These two uniformed groups also have access to weapons and even bombs so IS targets them,” he said at a forum about IS and its threat in Malaysia. Brig-Gen Nawawi said, however, constant efforts were being made to make sure that members of the armed forces are not attracted to IS.