UN COUNTER-TERROR CHIEF – ISIL CONTINUES TO POSE A SERIOUS CHALLENGE WORLDWIDE

Defence Web on 24 August reported that the UN Security Council has been told that, despite serious military setbacks, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) may still have around 20,000 fighters and continues its dangerous transformation into a covert global network, while focusing on the activities of its regional offshoots.  These were among the key findings in a new report into the threats posed by ISIL presented to the UN Security Council by senior UN counter-terrorism officials. While the flow of foreign ISIL fighters returning home is slower than feared, the dangers posed by bomb-making expertise gained in conflict zones, such as preparation of improvised explosive devices and weaponised drones, is a cause for concern.  Former fighters back in their home countries have the potential to radicalise others.

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=52888:isil-continues-to-pose-a-serious-challenge-worldwide–un-counter-terror-chief&catid=56:diplomacy-a-peace&Itemid=111

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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