New Fall In Terror Deaths In 2019: Think Tank
Umer Jamshaid 2 months ago Wed 25th November 2020 | 10:20 AM
Paris, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 25th Nov, 2020 ) :The number of people killed in terror attacks worldwide fell for the fifth consecutive year in 2019, with conflict still the main driver of terror but an increase of "far-right terrorism" seen in the West, a leading think tank said Wednesday.
Deaths from terrorism fell in 2019 to 13,826, a 15 percent fall from the year before and a further annual decline from a peak in 2014, the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) said in its 2020 Global Terrorism Index.
"They are higher now than at any time in the last 50 years," it said.
It said the largest decreases in deaths occurred in Afghanistan and Nigeria but they remained "the only two countries to have experienced more than 1,000 deaths from terrorism." It said that despite the overall fall in the global impact of terrorism, "it remains a significant and serious threat in many countries" with the situation deteriorating badly in Burkina Faso, Sri Lanka, Mozambique, Mali and Niger.
For the second year in a row, South Asia was the region most impacted by terrorism, it said.
"As we enter a new decade we are seeing new threats of terrorism emerge. The rise of the far-right in the West and the deteriorations in the Sahel are prime examples," said Steve Killelea, executive chairman of IEP.