The head of the Russian Center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria, rear Admiral Alexander Shcherbitsky said that the terrorist group "Hayat Tahrir al-sham"* in the vicinity of the town of Sarmad produced 15 homemade bombs containing unknown toxic substance. They are going to blow up in crowded places in the province of Idlib. Chemical provocation of the Syrian war — in the material RIA Novosti.
Before the civil conflict Arab Republic had an impressive Arsenal of chemical weapons. According to experts, it could produce sarin, mustard gas, Tabun and VX in the amount of up to several hundred tons per year. Fighting chemicals synthesized in five companies in al-Safira, Latakia, Palmyra, Hama and HOMS. According to the official position, toxic substances required Damascus to deter Israel.
Online propaganda ISIS* and al-Qaida* (terrorist organization banned in Russia) already uses in their stories coronavirus for recruiting new supporters and to call for violence, said the head of the UN office on drugs and crime (UNODC) Hada Fathi Wally, speaking through a high-level conference of the UN under the name "Week of fight against terrorism".
In her words, "until the crisis caused by the pandemic COVID-19, is still far". "But we can be sure that the world after COVID-19 will be poorer. From 71 to 100 million people could fall into extreme poverty, according to the world Bank. In the first month of the crisis the ILO has estimated that revenues of about 1.6 billion workers in the informal sector of the economy decreased by 60%," said Fathi Wally.
Islamic state* is continuing its efforts for the revival on the territory of Syria and Iraq, said the UN Secretary-General antónio Guterres, speaking at the high-level conference of the UN under the name "Week of fight against terrorism".
According to him, it is too early to talk about the comprehensive assessment of the impact of the pandemic coronavirus at the situation with terrorism, but in terms of pandemic LIH* al-Qaeda*, their regional branches as well as neo-Nazis, supporters of white supremacist and other groups seek to exploit disputes, local conflicts, failures in governance and the people's discontent to achieve their goals.
At least six people, including the bomber, were killed in two bomb blasts in Somalia, according to local newspaper Garowe Online.
Earlier it was reported that at least seven people were injured in the explosion of the car of the suicide bomber near the seaport in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. The explosion occurred around 08: 00 (same as GMT). A suicide bomber on the car crashed into the IRS building, which is located opposite the entrance to the port. As a result of the incident killed only militants.
Pakistani opposition criticized Prime Minister Imran Khan, who said that the leader of a terrorist network "al-Qaeda"* (banned in Russia) Osama bin Laden died a Martyr's death, according to local newspaper Dawn.
On Thursday, the Prime Minister, speaking in Parliament, referred to the question of relations with the US and said that the Americans "came in Abbottabad and killed, subjected to the death of the Martyr Osama bin Laden".
Republicans in Congress have accused Russia of supporting terrorism. For alleged sponsorship of the Taliban*, the "Islamic state"* and "Hezbollah" legislators have proposed to tighten sanctions. If Donald trump would support these allegations, the joint fight against terrorism between Moscow and Washington would be under threat. Why do Americans put at risk the most fruitful area of cooperation between the two countries, understood to RIA Novosti.
"Russia sponsors terrorism, but it creates the image of the partner in dealing with it. The commander of the U.S. military in Afghanistan has accused Moscow of direct arms supplies to the Taliban. During the Syrian war, Russia has directly interacted with the Islamic revolutionary guard Corps and Hezbollah. In Syria, the Russian troops fought mostly against the rebels supported by America. In October 2015, Russia launched air strikes on rebels and helped the militants of the IG*", — stated in the report "Strengthening America and combating global threats."
Radical Taliban still maintains contacts with the terrorist organization al-Qaeda* despite a peace agreement with the United States, report of the United Nations.
According to a UN report, which the newspaper cites the Wall Street Journal, during the time of peace talks with US the Taliban have carried out at least six high-level meetings with members of the "al-Qaeda". The leaders of this terrorist organization, and hundreds of fighters are still in Afghanistan.