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Monday, 27 October 2014 - 11:30
Qatar officials dismiss IS funding claims
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Senior officials from Qatar have strongly denied claims the country is supporting terrorist groups in Syria such as Islamic State.

They said Qatar had only provided support to moderate militants, in co-ordination with the CIA and other Western and Arab intelligence agencies.

The comments come ahead of a visit to the UK this week by the Qatar's ruler Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad.

Earlier this month of a number of MPs were reported to have questioned the UK's closeness to Qatar, amid the claims of the links to IS funding.
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