Graphic: Terrorist Attacks By Al-Qaeda, Islamist And Islamic Terrorist Groups, 2001 - 2011 -- The Telegraph
The 9/11 attacks marked the start of an unprecedented period of Islamist terror attacks. This graphic charts global terror attacks from September 11 to the May 2013 Woolwich machete attack in London.
The September 11 attacks on America was by no means the first act of terrorism carried out in the name of Islam. The 1993 World Trade Center bombings killed six, while the 1998 US embassy bombings of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya, left 223 people dead.
However, the scale, horror and repercussions of 9/11 - 2,996 people dead, the World Trade Center destroyed and the Pentagon attacked - set it apart as a seminal moment that changed the course of history. It caused the US-led invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq as part of the “War on Terror”.
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WNU Editor: The Global Terrorism Database is here.