The United Nations has warned that the Daesh terrorist group still remains a significant threat to the world despite the military blows it has suffered in Iraq and Syria.
A report published by a group of experts for the UN Security Council said the group continues to motivate and enable global attacks.
It said the extremist group also transfers funds to its supporters to carry out terrorist acts and is likely to do so as long as it has the means.
The report added that the group’s funding sources are still based on oil profits as well as taxes imposed on people in areas that remain under its control.
The UN experts said the Daesh command has not broken down completely as Europe remains its priority region and the group continues to expand its force towards South Asia.
Thousands of people have lost their lives or been displaced following years of violence and destruction by the terrorist group.