ISIL-K seeks to recruit members from other terrorist groups. Developing threat capacity from Afghanistan: United Nations report

The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant Khorasan (ISIL-K) wants to strengthen its capabilities by recruiting members of other terrorist groups and if it succeeds in regaining control of lost territory in eastern Afghanistan, It may prove difficult for the Taliban to retreat. Such benefits, says a United Nations report. The Secretary-General’s 15th report on the threat to international peace and security posed by Daesh (Daesh) and the efforts of the United Nations in support of Member States to counter the threat said on Saturday that the militants The group views Afghanistan as a terrorist group. A basis for expansion into a wider region to realize his grand caliphate plan.

It is unclear whether ISIL-K can regain control of the territory it lost in eastern Afghanistan. If successful, such gains could prove difficult for the Taliban to roll back and, according to one member state, ISIL-K would then be positioned to create a global threat capability from Afghanistan, the report said. I will come. ISIL-K seeks to strengthen its capabilities by recruiting members of other terrorist groups, as well as attracting disaffected Taliban fighters and local ethnic minorities, the report said.

According to the report, one member state reported the transfer of 50 Uighur fighters from the East Turkestan Islamic Movement to ISIS-K. Several member states reported that ISIL-K was able to recruit fighters thanks to high monthly payments.

In Afghanistan, Sanaullah Ghaffari remains the head of ISIS. Other leadership figures from a member state include Maulvi Rajab Salahuddin (aka Maulvi Hanas) as deputy, Sultan Aziz Azam (interpreter), Abu Mohsin (head of finance), Qari Shahadat (head of training), Qari Saleh (head). are Intelligence), and Qari Fateh (Chief of Military Operations).

ISIS attacks appear to have decreased, while their geographic spread has widened, the report said. In April and May, ISIL-K claimed to have fired rockets into Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Although both countries have denied that the rockets landed in their territories, the threat of such attacks remains.

“The aim was to demonstrate the inability of the de facto security forces to control the borders and attract new ISIL-K recruits,” it said. Member States have also reported that ISIS leadership continues to have the ability to direct and maintain control over the flow of funds to global affiliates and that such flows are dependent on the allegiance shown by affiliated groups. represents an important factor.

According to several member states, ISIS leads the way for all affiliate transactions. Recipients include ISIS affiliates in Afghanistan, the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant Khorasan, trusted cash couriers, as well as affiliates in Africa, through the Karrar office in Somalia, cited as sources of funds within and within. Migration out of Africa.

One Member State highlighted the emerging importance of individuals in South Africa to facilitate the transfer of funds to organizations affiliated with ISIS leadership in Africa. The report added that during the first half of 2022, threats to international peace and security posed by Daesh and its affiliates continued to increase, with no deviation from the trend seen in the past two years.

“The risk is particularly high in conflict-affected settings, from where it can potentially spread to non-conflict areas. Despite significant leadership losses, Daesh and its affiliates continue to overcome security gaps and continue to exploit conditions that are conducive to the spread of terrorism to recruit and organize and carry out sophisticated attacks. The report added that with the global economic slowdown and rising inflation, governments The fiscal and monetary measures implemented in response to them may make such conditions more favorable for the spread of terrorism, potentially increasing the risk further.

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