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Despite falling attacks, ISIL terrorists remain ‘global threat’: UN report

Though attacks were down last year, a new United Nations report to the Security Council on Monday shows that ISIL is still a global threat, despite evolving into a “covert” terrorism network, with countries continuing to face challenges from the growing scourge of violent extremism.

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

The threat of terrorism remains “persistent and credible”, the head of the UN Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate (CTED) has said.

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Internet, social media help ISIL recruit 30,000 fighters

The terrorist organization ISIL has used the internet and social media to recruit at least 30,000 foreign fighters from more than 100 countries to fight in Syria and Iraq.

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Motives of foreign terrorist fighters under the spotlight

Understanding the reasons why foreign terrorist fighters leave their homes and risk their lives in conflicts abroad is the focus of a unique meeting at UN headquarters Tuesday.

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