New wave of terror attacks may engulf Europe by surprise, reveals UN Report
ISLAMABAD - According to a UN report published in July, experts believe that there will be a new wave of attacks spread across Europe before the end of the year.
According to the report, as many as 30,000 people had left their countries to join forces with extremists, many of whom have either returned to their homelands, died or have been disowned by their countries and have relocated elsewhere.
Many of the people who are willing to return back to their countries are facing difficulties as they are now seen as security threats, also attempts to deradicalise these people have been futile.
“Deradicalisation programmes have not proven to be fully effective …. The most combat-hardened fighters serving longer sentences are not yet approaching release from prison. They remain dangerous and continue to pose a challenge both inside and outside the penal system,” the report states.
The report claims that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have up to $300 million to invest in their propaganda. Hamza bin Laden was allegedly being groomed to become the new leader of the terrorist faction but has died within the last two years according to officials in US. Al-Qaeda leader continues Ayman al-Zawahiri to grow ill however the faction remains resilient according to the report.
A major chunk of the report is focused on the recent increase in terrorism in Africa. West Africa, East Africa, North Africa and Central Africa have all been affected severely as they continue to experience an increase in dangerous militants joining extremist groups all across Africa.