The jihadists - who suffered major territorial losses at the hands of Iraqi and Syrian forces backed by a US-led worldwide air campaign - are exploiting weaknesses in local forces to make gains, the report from the Office of Inspector General said.
The Islamic State (IS) group is exploiting the U.S. troop withdrawal to stage a resurgence in Syria, a Pentagon watchdog said Tuesday, adding that it has also strengthened its position in neighbouring Iraq.
While the loss of territory and a governed population has deprived the group of revenue from oil fields and taxes, Daesh is still able to generate wealth by receiving funds via informal money transfer businesses known as "hawaladars", as well as earning money through the lucrative industry of stolen antiquities which have been looted from various sites throughout the Levant.
But the secretary-general said ISIS is also encouraging increased financial self-sufficiency throughout its network of supporters and affiliates elsewhere in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
IS personnel "are also reported to have taken refuge in governorates where hostilities are ongoing", the United Nations report said. "A similar approach is anticipated in the Syrian Arab Republic".
Global oil demand growing at slowest pace since 2008
US sanctions drove down Tehran's July exports of crude oil by 130,000 bpd to 400,000 bpd, the lowest since the 1980s. The price of crude has fallen, with the worldwide benchmark hitting its lowest since January, below $57 a barrel.
Regime advances after scrapping northwest Syria truce
The jihadist-run bastion of Idlib, the last major opposition stronghold in Syria, is now home to about three million people. But that deal was never fully implemented as extremists refused to withdraw from the planned demilitarized cordon.
"Set against an approximate initial figure of 40,000 who joined the 'caliphate, ' these percentages would suggest that between 24,000 and 30,000 foreign terrorist fighters are alive", the report said.
"The reduction of USA forces has decreased the support available for Syrian partner forces at a time when their forces need more training and equipping to respond to the [IS] resurgence", he wrote in a letter that accompanied the report.
The lack of support has prevented the SDF from providing more than "minimal security" at camps for internally displaced people, specifically at al Hol in Hasakah province where several thousand IS family members reside.
Last week, US Special Representative for Syria Engagement, James Jeffrey said that there were some 15,000 active IS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.
Mr Guterres warned that "the threats posed in the short term by adult detainees and in the medium to long term by minors who are often traumatised and may become increasingly radicalised have the potential to grow more serious, with consequences for social integration and the potential risk of violence, including possible terrorist attacks in the future".
Biden and Booker are among 24 candidates vying to become the nominee to take on Trump in the November 2020 election. The weekend's back-to-back mass shootings intensified criticism of what many say is incendiary rhetoric by Trump.
United Airlines apparently didn't get the memo because the woman was sacked and subsequently charged with endangering passengers. March was still on her probationary period and had only been working as a flight attendant for a few months, a source said.
Walmart CEO Doug McMillon on Wednesday issued a letter to employees in the wake of the shooting at its El Paso, Texas, store. Walmart spokesman Randy Hargrove said "there is no change in any company policy" and "no retailer is immune to violence".
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A bord de l'Ocean Viking aussi, les secouristes installaient les migrants pour un séjour risquant de se prolonger. Les secouristes restaient en alerte, à la recherche d'une autre embarcation partie en même temps que la première.
Much smaller storms appear on Jupiter as white or brown ovals that can last as little as a few hours or stretch on for centuries. In the image, we can see the iconic Gret Red Spot that is a giant storm that has been raging on Jupiter for many decades.
Elle s'est ensuite plainte de douleurs et a indiqué qu'elle était enceinte, selon des sources concordantes. Mardi dernier, une femme enceinte a été interpellée pour coups et blessures envers un couple à Paris.
Tourists banned from sitting on Rome's Spanish Steps
Rome's official tourism website describes the steps as a passageway "but even more so a place for meeting and a pleasant rest". The stage, designed by the architect Francesco de Santis between 1723 and 1726 the years, are a world heritage site by UNESCO.