Friday, August 14, 2015

What a year of Islamic State terror looks like

Washington Post

The Islamic State has grown beyond its original home in Syria and Iraq, extending its operations into other parts of the Middle East and North Africa by establishing alliances and absorbing other terrorist groups. Data from IHS Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Center reveals how the group has claimed responsibility for carrying out attacks across the region. The map below reflects a year of Islamic State attacks following the capture of Mosul, one of Iraq's most important cities. Since then, the militant group has carried out many attacks including a suicide bombing in Abha, Saudi Arabia, a beheading in Egypt, and most recently, a blast in Baghdad Thursday that left at least 60 dead.

By Lazaro Gamio, Bonnie Berkowitz, and Denise Lu
Updated Aug. 13, 2015

(Graphics here.)

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