The defeat of the terrorist organization “Islamic State” in Syria and Iraq does not at all mean that a bold point has been set in the fight against international terrorism. ISIS today resembles a crushed wasp, which, having lost the ability to move, can still sting.
Despite the impressive losses in manpower and the fairly impoverished funding, ISIS still has many followers around the world, many of whom are eagerly awaiting revenge. Terrorists even named potential targets: they intend to take revenge for the defeat in the Middle East with Russia and Iran – the countries that made the largest contribution to the destruction of the self-proclaimed caliphate.
In the area of special risk, according to many experts, is the forthcoming World Cup, which will be held in Russia in June-July. Thus, journalists of the Daily Star, investigating the encrypted accounts of the terrorist group in Telegram, found a photo of a test of unmanned aerial vehicles capable of transporting and dropping bombs on players and fans. In addition, the group intends to send to the stadiums of suicide bombers using flying hoverboards, which will allow terrorists to overcome any obstacles.
According to experts, these threats should be taken seriously, because ISIS has previously demonstrated a video with the use of drones for attacks. In addition, any pro-ISIS messages calling for terrorist acts in Russia (for which the organization takes responsibility in any case) are directed to those who supports terrorists, but never had direct contact with the central cell of the organization. The actions of individual terrorists who personally plan and carry out terrorist attacks are almost impossible to predict. And it is on them the ideologists of ISIS make the main bet.
Russian special services said that they are preparing to prevent terrorist attacks, which, according to them, are planned to be carried out by ISIS and Al-Qaeda. The list of anti-terrorist measures approved by the Russian leadership includes restrictions on the sale of weapons, explosives and poisons near the venue of matches, a ban on launching drones near stadiums, registration and a thorough check of the fans entering the stadiums.
Iran should be also afraid of ISIS attacks for the cooperation with Russia helping to Bashar Assad to smash insurgents in Syria. The terrorists of the self-proclaimed caliphate consider the Iranian Shiites “heretics” and “apostates” – with all the ensuing consequences. The Iranians know about the capabilities of the ISIS militants.
The war against terrorism is not over. It has reached a new level. And at the moment the main thing is not to lose vigilance, and to be ready to meet the terrorists fully armed.

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