In a letter dated August 22, 2020, issued by its “Notices and Diffusions Task Force”, the General Secretariat of Interpol informed its National Central Bureaus (NCBs) in all member countries of the organization of its decision on the rejection of the Turkish request to issue an international arrest warrant (Interpol red notice) against the former head of Palestinian “Preventive Security”, Mohammed Dahlan.
According to a UN investigation, jihadist groups in Africa have set up a new means of financing their terrorist activities through the trafficking of fake medicines. Mali is designated as the main hub of this juicy traffic.
Paris and Beijing are intensifying contacts and initiatives aimed at defusing the effects of the diplomatic crisis that broke out between both countries in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, following “aggressive publications” issued by the Chinese embassy in Paris, denounced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as fake news.
According to a UN report, ISIS still has an estimated $30-45 million war chest. The report states that this is mainly cash, but notes that some of it has been converted into investments, via nominees, in Iraq, Syria and especially Turkey.
The former President of the Republic, Nicolas Sarkozy, was in constant contact with President Macron throughout the Covid-19 crisis. In March, at the height of the pandemic, the former President had advised the current President to form a “government of public salvation and solidarity” at the reopening of parliament, in order to face the post-Covidian political and economic challenges.
According to a report by the National Intelligence Council, submitted to President Macron, on the French ISIS fighters exfiltered from Syria, some 40 of them have joined jihadist groups in Libya. As a result of this geographical rapprochement, they are a major source of concern, as they could fuel plans for illegal returns to France.