Karachi : United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said that thirty four militant groups from around the world had reportedly pledged allegiance to the militant Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group by mid December and that number will only grow in 2016.
Ban reportedly said that ISIS poses ‘an unprecedented threat’ because of its ability to persuade groups from countries like the Philippines, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Libya and Nigeria to pledge their allegiance.
Ban added that ISIS is the world’s wealthiest terrorist organisation, citing estimates that the group generated 400-500 million dollars from oil and oil products in 2015, despite an embargo, reports Dawn.
He further said that UN member states should also prepare themselves for an increase in attacks by ISIS associated groups traveling to other countries to launch attacks and develop networks.(ANI)