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State Dept: Worldwide terrorist attacks decreased by 23% in 2017

Terror attacks around the world decreased by 23% from 2016 to 2017, while the total number of deaths from terrorist attacks decreased by 27%, according to the head of the U.S. State Department’s counterterrorism office. This overall trend was largely driven by U.S. successes in Iraq, where terrorist attacks plunged with the expulsion of ISIS. Of the attacks that did occur, over half occurred in Afghanistan, India, Iraq, Pakistan, and the Philippines. The department noted, however, that terror organizations continue to adjust their strategies while maintaining “both the capability and the intent to strike the United States and its allies.” 

Source: State Dept: Worldwide terrorist attacks decreased by 23% in 2017 | TheHill

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