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The end of ISIS? Not by a longshot, alas

We constantly hear or read that this or that terrorist group has been “defeated”: how much stock should we place in such reports (hint: very little)

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Global Terrorism This Week (GTTW) – October 24-30, 2022

Islamist terrorists once again carried out the lion’s share of attacks around the world, a trend which shows no signs of ebbing.

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Global Terrorism This Week (GTTW) – September 5 – 11, 2022

Global Terrorism This Week for September 5 to 11 shows, once again, a heavily dominant jihadi threat.

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Global Terrorism This Week (GTTW) – August 22-28, 2022

The Global Terrorism This Week (GTTW): August 22-28, 2022. Another week dominated by Islamist terrorism – so what else is new?

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April 19, 1995: Gas attack injures hundreds in Japan

On April 19, 1995 more than 600 Japanese commuters were injured when a gas was released at the main station in Yokohama.

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March 30, 2011: Suicide attack targets Islamist leader in Pakistan

On March 30, 2011 seven people were killed when a suicide bomber riding a motorbike blew himself up near a crowd in north-western Pakistan.

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January 20, 1973: Warning fails to stop fatal bombing in Dublin

On January 20, 1973 a UVF bomb went off in Dublin, Ireland killing a bus conductor and wounding 14 others.

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October 31, 1923: Targeted shooting in the Irish Free State

On 31 October 1923 a 42-year old jeweller and father of four was shot and killed on St Stephen’s Green in Dublin in what was likely an anti-Semitic attack.

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October 21, 2007: PKK executes sophisticated attack on Turkish soldiers

On October 21, 2007 PKK terrorists killed at least 17 Turkish soldiers and wounded 16 others near Turkey’s border with Iraq.

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May 5, 1881: Fenians bomb Chester Barracks in the UK

On May 5, 1881 Fenians exploded a bomb at the Chester Barracks in Chester, England: there were no casualties