Increased threat of terrorist organizations in Syria’s Edleb (Idlib) and Turkey, says a U.N. report

EDLEB, Syria — A United Nations report revealed that Turkey and Turkish-occupied Edleb (Idlib) in northwestern Syria have become a center for extremists.

The report, submitted to the United Nation Security Council (UNSC) by U.N. experts, states that Uyghur, Turkmen, and central Asian migrants living in Turkey “serve as a significant pool for membership in radical Islamist terrorist organizations” such as the Islamic State (ISIS) and al-Qaeda.

The report also states that Turkish-occupied Edleb has become a strategic safe haven for members of ISIS and their families.

The report assessed global terrorist activities in the first six months of this year. It highlighted the continuing threats posed by terrorist organizations. “West and East Africa are significant targets of terrorist organizations,” the report stated.

It also clarified that ISIS has resorted to guerrilla warfare methods in some parts of Syria to restore its combat capabilities, stressing that the group is far from defeated.