On 23 July, the UN released this report which says that ISIL remains resilient; and Al-Qaida has ingrained itself in local communities and conflicts. Both organisations and their global affiliates and supporters continue to generate violence around the world, whether through insurgency tactics, the direction and facilitation of terrorism or providing the inspiration for attacks.  Both ISIL and Al-Qaida suffered leadership losses in recent months, and although both organisations have proved adept at surviving such transitions, the deaths provide an opportunity for Governments and other groups to take advantage of power vacuums. Al-Qaida is further entrenching in regions beyond its historical stronghold in Afghanistan.  The overall total value of frozen assets reported by member states was approximately $61,318,000. Member states reported the continued threat posed by improvised explosive devices (IED) – chiefly “home-made”. Member states also reported an increase in the use of imported commercial radio-controlled transmitters and passive infrared switches for IED with almost no modification in Iraq and Syria.


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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