IS is a threat to world: UN

A top UN official has said the Islamic State (IS) remains at the centre of the transnational terrorism threat, despite its defeat in Syria and the death of its longtime leader last year.

On Friday, Undersecretary-General of the UN Counter-Terrorism Office Vladimir Voronkov told the Security Council that the IS has continued to seek resurgence and global relevance online and offline, aspiring to re-establish its capacity for complex international operations, reports Xinhua news agency.

He said that the terror group's regional affiliates continue to pursue a strategy of entrenchment in conflict zones by exploiting local grievances.