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January 14, 2022 9:02 am

ISIS Conducted 2,700-Plus Attacks Worldwide in 2021

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A member of the Emergency Response Division holds an Islamic State militants flag in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq July 10, 2017. Photo: REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani/File Photo. – The Islamic States (ISIS) terror organization conducted 2,705 attacks worldwide in 2021, roughly the same number it conducted in 2020 (2,781), according to a new report by an Israeli research center.

The Meir Amit Terrorism and Intelligence Information Center said that the role of ISIS in Afghanistan increased substantially in 2021 following America’s withdrawal of troops from the area last August.

The report noted that “this year too, no prominent attacks inspired by ISIS occurred in the West,” noting the absence of major attacks has been taking place for a number of years.

Preventative actions exacted prices from ISIS in almost every one of its areas of activity, “particularly in the Sinai Peninsula,” noted the report.

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It also noted a minor drop in the number of attacks in the past year, describing the overall number as still high.

In 2021, 8,147 people were killed and injured in ISIS attacks around the world, compared to 9,068 in 2020.

The highest number of incidents occurred in Afghanistan, Iraq and West Africa.

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