COVID sparking a resurgence of ISIL says UN counter-terrorism chief

Published: Thursday, 11 February 2021 09:12

The United Nations Security Council has been told by Vladimir Voronkov, head of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), that the threat to international peace and security posed by ISIL terrorist fighters is ‘on the rise again’.

“While ISIL has not developed a purposeful strategy to exploit the pandemic, its efforts to regroup and to reinvigorate its activities [has] gained further momentum”, Voronkov said, warning that:

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