Study: Islamic State attacks spiked in third quarter | Inquirer News
Close  

Study: Islamic State attacks spiked in third quarter

/ 03:40 PM October 22, 2015

BAGHDAD — A consulting and analysis firm says attacks by the Islamic State group have jumped by more than 40 percent per day in the third quarter compared to the previous three months.

The study, released Thursday by IHS Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Center, says that from July through the end of September 2015, the Islamic State group claimed a total of 1,086 attacks worldwide, with a 42 percent increase in the average daily number of attacks by the group.

ADVERTISEMENT

The IHS report highlights Islamic State activity across the area that it has claimed as its territory, including Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, the North Caucasus and Algeria, in addition to the group’s operational heartland in Iraq and Syria.

RELATED STORIES

FEATURED STORIES

Islamic State’s influence felt in far-off Asia Pacific

Islamic State gaining ground in Afghanistan—UN

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Afghanistan, Algeria, Attacks, Egypt, IHS Jane's Terrorism and Insurgency Center, Islamic State, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Study, terrorist, the North Caucasus, Yemen
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.