The fight against the terrorist threat in the Middle East forces the militants to migrate, and the countries of North Africa may become their new springboard, russian Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu following talks with his French counterpart Florence Parley said on Monday, September 9.

According to him, during the meeting, the situation with terrorism in northern Africa was substantively discussed, “since terrorists who are being squeezed from Syria can expand their activities in these regions”.

“We came to close positions of the ministries regarding methods of localizing such a threat, and we also outlined certain steps for cooperation,” – said Sergei Shoigu.

As News Front previously reported, a branch of the Islamic State terrorist organization is already active in African countries. Jihadists have reported attacks on members of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Nigeria. Jihadists also attacked the security forces of Cameroon and the military in the Republic of Chad. The build-up of forces of the Islamic state in Africa was also noted at the UN.