The threat of terrorism remains “persistent and credible”, the head of the UN Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate (CTED) has said.
Jean-Paul Laborde made the remarks ahead of a briefing to the United Nations Security Council on Friday on the flow of foreign terrorist fighters around the world.
In September the Council adopted a resolution that requires all Member States to take strong measures against foreign terrorist fighters.
The ISIL terror group or Daesh has carried out a combined 393 attacks in 16 countries, the majority of which are in Iraq and Syria.
Recalling the recent attacks in France, Germany and Turkey, I began by asking Mr Laborde if the world should brace itself for an increase in terror attacks.