FSB chief warns terrorists maintain capabilities for global strikes
Despite facing defeat in the Middle East, terrorist are still capable of carrying out attacks around the world, Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) Director Alexander Bortnikov said at a meeting of the security agencies of CIS member countries in Dushanbe.
"Although international terrorist organizations suffered great losses in Syria and Iraq, they still have enough resources, particularly provided by their foreign sponsors, to carry out attacks around the world," TASS cited Bortnikov as saying.
According to him, "large jihadist units have been defeated but now they are trying either to regroup in areas not controlled by the Syrian government or to take shelter in refugee camps."
Russia’s top security chief pointed out that the Middle East remained the main source of terrorism though militants sought to establish new strongholds in North Africa and Southeast Asia.