Isis now has support from 42 different international groups in countries ranging from the Philippines to Egypt, it has been revealed.
The map, produced for The Independent newspaper (UK) by statistics agency Statista, shows the 30 groups to have pledged formal affiliation to the terrorist group and 12 more that have pledged their support, as identified in a Global Terrorism Index report.
The map of where militant groups have pledged their support to Isis which is the richest and most violent terrorist group in modern history, the report states, and part of its strategy is to attract foreign fighters.
Attacks have been carried out by the Ansar al-Sharia group in Libya, the Okba Ibn Nafaa Battalion in Tunisia, and the Ansar Beit al-Maqdis group in the Egyptian Synai, while the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan and the Indonesian Abu Sayyaf group have also pledged their allegiance to the terrorist group.
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