An armed Iraqi policeman stands guard outside a Sunni mosque during Eid al-Fitr prayers in Baghdad July 28, 2014. (REUTERS/Ahmed Saad)
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Muslim extremists from China's far western region of Xinjiang have gone to the Middle East for training and some may have crossed into Iraq to participate in the upsurge of violence there, China's special envoy for the Middle East said Monday.China has repeatedly expressed concern about the upsurge in violence in Iraq and the march of the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), which has seized much of the north of the country as Baghdad's forces there collapsed.China would do all it could to help Middle Eastern countries fight terror as this was also in China's best interests, Wu added.Wu, who studied in Iraq in the 1970s, said that despite the violence he was confident in the country's future and China's involvement in its energy sector.
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