Terror threat remains “persistent and credible” UN counter-terror expert says

22 July 2016

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.

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