U.S. Says Libya, Sudan Curb Support for 'Terrorism'
The United States said on Thursday Libya and Sudan reduced support for “terrorism” last year but remained on the U.S. list of state sponsors of such violence along with Iran, Syria, North Korea, Cuba and Iraq. Releasing its annual “Patterns of Global Terrorism” report, the State Department praised the efforts of Saudi Arabia and Malaysia in the U.S. led “war on terrorism” launched after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington. The report found that the number of international “terrorist” attacks fell to 190 in last year from 198 in 2002. The number of resulting deaths dropped to 307, including 35 U.S. citizens, from 725, including 27 U.S. citizens. Full Story