The latest index of the Institute for Economics and Peace revealed the
decline in the number of terrorist attacks and victims over the past year
amidst a steady decline in the activities of ISIS in light of its defeats in
Syria and Iraq.
The index of the Sydney-based institute showed a decline in the number of attacks in 2017 by 27 percent compared with 2016, adding that the number of victims reached 18,814.
The report pointed to five countries that recorded the deaths of more than 1,000 people who were killed in terrorist attacks in 2017, namely Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria, Somalia and Syria, while 19 countries have seen attacks that killed 100 people.
The highest number of victims of terrorist acts occurred in Afghanistan in 2017, according to the report. Afghanistan was subjected to 434 attacks against the police and army and 256 attacks against civilians, while Iraq was the country most targeted by terrorist attacks in 2016.