Terror Groups Respond to Coronavirus

Photo: United States Mission Geneva

In the latest issue of its al-Naba newsletter, Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) instructed healthy members “not to enter the land of the epidemic,” as the coronavirus pandemic grows globally. 

There are more than 200,000 confirmed cases worldwide of the new coronavirus, known as COVID-19, and governments around the globe are taking drastic measures to curb the outbreak as it spirals into a humanitarian crisis. The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday called the virus an “enemy against humanity,” urging global collective action against it. 

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) on Monday told banks to remain on alert for virus-related illicit financial activity. Interpol issued a warning last week about financial fraud linked to the crisis.

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