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Daesh Threat Increasing in Conflict Areas, Africa Remains Biggest Concern: UN

© AP Photo / Militant websiteDaesh terrorists pass by a convoy in Tel Abyad, northeast Syria (File)
Daesh  terrorists pass by a convoy in Tel Abyad, northeast Syria (File) - Sputnik India, 1920, 10.02.2023
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - Threats by Daesh*, have increased in and around conflict zones and cause particular concern in central and southern Africa, UN Office of Counter-Terrorism Under-Secretary-General Vladimir Voronkov said.
"The report asserts that, despite leadership losses and expenses that are diminishing its cash reserves, the threat posed by Daesh to international peace and security remains high and has increased in and around conflict zones where the group and its affiliates are active," Voronkov told the UN Security Council on Thursday.
The expansion of Daesh is primarily worrying in the context of central and southern Africa, as well as the Sahel region in the north of Africa, Voronkov added.
Last year, Russian Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN body Anna Evstigneeva said that the United Nations resolution on countering terrorism have to be implemented effectively given that Daesh and other terror groups are present in Afghanistan and are expanding their presence in Central Asia.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that international terror groups are trying to infiltrate the successor countries of the former Soviet Union and the level of danger from threats in the region has not been decreasing.
Daesh (also known as IS/ISIS) is a terrorist organization banned in Russia and many other states