U.S.: Qaeda affiliates surge, attacks on the rise.
|The State Department in its Wednesday report counted |
9,707 terrorist attacks around the world in 2013, resulting
in more than 17,800 deaths and more than 32,500
injuries. (File photo: Reuters)
Al arabiya | 01 may 2014 : : Terrorist attacks have increased more than 40 percent worldwide between 2012 and 2013, the State Department said Wednesday in its annual global terrorism report, adding that a surge in aggressive al-Qaeda affiliates in the Middle East and North Africa poses a serious threat to U.S. interests and its allies.
Losses in al-Qaeda’s core leadership in Pakistan and Afghanistan have “accelerated” the network’s decentralization. That has resulted in more autonomous and more aggressive affiliates, notably in Yemen, Syria, Iraq, northwest Africa and Somalia, it said.( Courtesy : Al arabiya )