Defense ministry aware of ISIS video showing Taiwan's flag

11/25/2015 11:59 AM
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From the newly released ISIS video.
From the newly released ISIS video.

Taipei, Nov. 25 (CNA) The Ministry of Defense (MND) said Wednesday it will continue to monitor global conditions and respond cautiously after a Republic of China flag showed up in a newly released video by the Islamic State, the militant group also known as ISIS or ISIL.

Taiwan is providing humanitarian aid and emergency relief in the U.S.-led anti-terror campaign without getting involved in military operations, MND spokesman Maj. Gen. Luo Shou-he (羅紹和) told reporters over public concerns that Taiwan could become a target for ISIS.

In an ISIS video released Tuesday titled "No Respite," Taiwan's national flag is displayed next to the United States flag among more than 80 flags.

The video came after U.S. President Barack Obama said earlier this week that Taiwan is one of the Asia-Pacific countries in a coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) when he attended the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) East Asia summit in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur.

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