U.S. report: Islamic State the biggest terror threat in 2016 - UPI.com
UPI reports: "Terrorism attacks are on the decline globally for the second year in a
row, the State Department said in a report issued Wednesday.
Terror attacks were down 9 percent in 2016 compared to the year before
and deaths caused by terror attacks were down 13 percent, the report
said. [...] Attacks happened in 104 countries in 2016, 55 percent of
which happened in Iraq, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan and the
Philippines. Seventy-five percent of terror attack deaths happened in
Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Nigeria and Pakistan.
The Islamic State was the top terror threat in 2016, the State
Department said, while al-Qaida also remained a threat."
Comment: Some interesting stats on the global war on terrorism in 2016. I think the Islamic State death-spiral will probably continue to motivate lone wolf attacks in Europe and elsewhere and will likely mean that 2017 will surpass 2016 in the number of terror attacks.