The United Nations has just released a report assessing the threat posed by the terrorist groups Daech and al-Qaeda. The report is mixed: despite the military pressure in Syria and Iraq, as well as the sanctions against these two groups, Daech and al-Qaeda are resilient, capable of adaptation. And they represent a threat that now extends into Southeast Asia.
The Islamic State group is falling very quickly, said Donald Trump in July, when the Iraqi city of Mosul was taken over. But the UN experts are much less categorical.
Admittedly, the IE has lost ground; Indeed, the flow of foreign fighters has dried up, as has the finances of the organization; But without counting on the adaptability of its members.
Thus, despite military pressure in Iraq and Syria, the central structure is still able to finance its base of combatants outside areas of conflict and encourage attacks in Europe, according to the United Nations.
At the operational level, terrorists are now equipped with drones that they seek to arm for more advanced attacks. The threat continues to evolve, experts say.
It no longer concerns only East Africa, West Africa, Central Asia and the Arabian Peninsula, but now extends to Southeast Asia and in particular to the south of the Philippines, where Daech Would actively seek to gain a foothold.