Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott delivers his key notes at the Regional Countering Violent Extremism Summit in Sydney on June 11, 2015
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Australia PM Tony Abbott issues Islamic State 'death cult' warning

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has urged Asia Pacific nations to fight jihadist groups, saying Islamic State (IS) has global ambitions.

At a conference in Sydney on countering terrorist propaganda, he said IS was a ''death cult'' and that the young people joining the jihadist group were ''utterly misguided''.

Australia says more than 100 of its citizens are fighting with militant jihadist groups in Syria and Iraq.

  • 11 Jun 2015
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