CSTO Blocked 50 thousand ISIL Recruitment Websites
A joint security operation by Russia and its five East European and Asian partners has foiled 50,000 recruitment websites linked to the Islamic State militant group targeting Central Asian would-be jihadists, the head of the CSTO security organization said Tuesday.
The operation, codenamed Proxi, was launched by the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) to thwart ISIL' ambitious recruitment program in Central Asia. The CSTO group comprises Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan. "A total of 57,000 websites were identified as a threat to collective security. The activities of 50,000 of them were suspended, some webpages are being looked into," CSTO Secretary General Nikolai Bordyuzha said at the organization's summit in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
There has been a significant rise in terrorist-linked online activities in the Central Asian region, Bordyuzha noted.