Coronavirus: how has Isis dealt with the outbreak of Covid-19?

Terror group finds new opportunities amid the global pandemic

Men suspected of being affiliated with the Isis in a prison cell in northeastern Syrian.
Terror group finds new opportunities amid the global pandemic
(Image credit: Fadel Senna/AFP via Getty Images)

In early March, as coronavirus swept across Europe, Isis issued a surprising message to its members.

Adopting a safety-first approach, the terror group’s al-Naba magazine stopped encouraging attacks on western nations, instead advising its members not to travel to Europe, which it described as “the land of the epidemic”.

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