Friday, August 5, 2016

The Islamic State Has a 50% Success Rate In Attacks On The West

Crime Scene investigators examine the scene of the investigation around an SUV where two suspects were shot by police following a mass shooting in attack in San Bernardino, California December 4, 2015. © Alex Gallardo / Reuters

RT: Almost 50% of ISIS attacks on West successful in 2016 - US govt report

A US Homeland Security report says that Islamic State has been linked to about 100 plots against the West over the last two years. Alarmingly, the terrorist group is getting more effective, with 44 percent of the plots in 2016 successful.

The data compiled in the report showed that 41 of the 100 or so plots masterminded by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) took place on US soil. France was the only other country in double figures, with the terrorists undertaking 20 plots since 2014.

Both the first (in February, 2014) and 100th attack plots (on July 14, 2016) targeted the same location – the resort city of Nice in the south of France. The first one failed, but the 100th was notoriously successful.

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WNU Editor: The Homeland Security report is here.

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