CSTO structures block access to websites recruiting people for ISIL

Structures of the Collective Security Treaty Organization have identified more than 50,000 websites engaged in recruiting militants for extremist organizations, including Islamic State (ISIL), and have blocked access to them, CSTO Secretary General Nikolai Bordyuzha has said.

Structures of the Collective Security Treaty Organization have identified more than 50,000 websites engaged in recruiting militants for extremist organizations, including Islamic State (ISIL), and have blocked access to them, CSTO Secretary General Nikolai Bordyuzha has said.

"An operation to track down information resources designed to recruit citizens of our countries for Islamic State and other extremist organizations and dismantle their activities has been successful. All in all, more than 57,000 websites posing a threat to collective security have been identified, and the functioning of 50,000 of them has been suspended," Bordyuzha told a CSTO summit in the Tajik capital Dushanbe on Sept.15.

An investigation has already been launched against some of these websites, he noted.

All of these measures were taken "by the group under the auspices of the Committee of the CSTO Security Council Secretaries as part of cooperation to fight against extremist and terrorist activities," he said.

"There has been a sharp increase in the number of Internet resources of an extremist nature active in the Central Asian region," Bordyuzha said.

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