The United Nations counter-terrorism chief says the Islamic State group committed or indirectly inspired at least 393 attacks in 16 countries during the month of Ramadan.
Executive Director of the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate Jean-Paul Laborde said Friday that despite having their territorial expansion halted or reversed, such attacks are likely to continue as ISIS continues to transform itself from military organization into a "real terrorist organization."
He said the majority of the attacks, between June 6 and July 5, took place in Iraq and Syria.
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"There is no doubt that the threat from terrorism remains persistent and unfortunately credible as demonstrated in many places," Laborde said. "The world is not becoming a safer place anytime soon."