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Germany on Friday officially banned Islamic terror group Isis from any activities in the country, warning that the jihadists, who have captured swathes of Iraq and Syria, also posed a threat to Europe.

Defence minister Thomas de Mazière announced the ban on flying Isis flags, wearing Isis symbols and all Isis activities at a press conference on Friday morning.

"The terror organisation Islamic State is a threat to public safety in Germany as well," de Mazière said.  "We are resolutely confronting this threat today.


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