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Interpol: Islamic State group gains support in Africa, Asia

Interpol says extremists from Africa and Asia are shifting allegiance to Islamic State group

Interpol: Islamic State group gains support in Africa, Asia

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The head of Interpol says a growing number of extremist groups from Africa to southeast Asia are shifting their allegiance to the Islamic State group, leading to greater risks for "cross-pollination" among conflicts beyond Syria and Iraq and for access to resources for more sophisticated attacks abroad.

Juergen Stock cited this shift as an emerging trend at a U.N. Security Council meeting Friday along with changing travel methods being used by foreign fighters seeking to join groups like the Islamic State and al-Qaida.

Stock was a keynote speaker at the open council meeting attended by half a dozen ministers to assess progress in implementing a resolution adopted last September requiring all countries to prevent the recruitment and transport of would-be foreign fighters preparing to join extremist groups.


Updated : 2021-09-17 05:46 GMT+08:00