UNSC warned of increased risk for terror attack
UNITED NATIONS—The threat posed by ISIL (Da’esh) and its associates remains high and continues to diversify, the top United Nations political official has told the Security Council and warned of an increased risk of a major international attack.
Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman told the 15member Counil on Wednesday that while military setbacks in Iraq and Syria account for an increased in the rate of returnee foreign terrorist fighters, “ISIL is yet to be strategically or irreversibly weakened.”
He also warned of an inflow of arms and ammunition directly or indirectly into ISIL-held territory. “Given its recent military setbacks, ISIL may be moving into a new phase, elevating the role of its affiliates; trying to move funds outside the current zones of conflict; and increasing the risk of complex, multiwave and international attacks,” Feltman cautioned.—APP