ISIS and al-Qaida have been ramping up their terror efforts since the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread. Both have acknowledged the threat that the virus poses to them, and the Islamic State even sent out a notice to fighters on how to stay healthy. However, they are also using the confusion as a means to build up their forces while everyone is focused on the virus. The terror groups are also sending out messages to people in quarantine, asking that they reevaluate their views and consider converting to an extremist point of view. ISIS groups in Egypt have since upped their attacks as well, and NATO forces have needed to slowly withdraw in order to focus on the pandemic.
The Crossroads of Special Operations