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Islamic State could re-emerge in Syria, Chinese envoy warns

Islamic State could re-emerge in Syria, Chinese envoy warns
FILE PHOTO: The Special Envoy of the Chinese Government on the Syria Issue Xie Xiaoyan attends a media briefing at the foreign ministry in Beijing, China, August 20, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter -
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GENEVA (Reuters) – China’s envoy said on Tuesday that there was a danger of Islamic State forces reviving in Syria and called for progress in the political process between the Assad government and opposition.

“There is now a danger of terrorist organisations like ISIS being revived, we see some signs … The fight against terrorism needs to be finished,” Chinese Special Envoy Xie Xiaoyan told reporters after talks with U.N. Special Envoy Geir Pedersen in Geneva.

(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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