Selava Omar – Xeber24.net – “Agencies”
The United Nations announced that more than 10 thousand militants affiliated with the “ISIS” organization, which is classified as a terrorist at the international level, are still active in the territories of Iraq and Syria.
The Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, “Vladimir Voronkov”, who also holds the position of the Organization’s Counter-Terrorism Department, said during a session of the United Nations Security Council, today, Monday: “Available accounts indicate that more than 10,000 ISIS militants are still active in Iraq and Syria, as they move freely within Small cells between the two states. ”
“Voronkov” indicated that in both countries, there was a significant increase in attacks carried out by ISIS in 2020 compared to 2019.
In December 2017, the Iraqi government announced the restoration of the entire country from the grip of “ISIS” after about 3 and a half years of confrontations with the organization, which had seized about a third of the regions of Iraq.
ISIS has also lost most of the lands it controlled in Syria over the past years, as a result of operations launched by the Syrian army backed by Russia.
Nevertheless, the organization’s “sleeper cells” are still active in various parts of the two countries, especially the border region, while “ISIS” launches attacks from time to time in several areas.