Complexity Digest 2006.18 - 19.01
Terrorist Attacks Rose Sharply in 2005, State Dept. Says, Washington Post
Excerpts: The number of terrorist attacks worldwide increased nearly fourfold in 2005 to 11,111, with strikes in Iraq accounting for 30 percent of the total, according to statistics released by U.S. counterterrorism officials yesterday.
Although only half of the incidents resulted in loss of life, more than 14,600 noncombatants were killed, a majority of them in Iraq alone and 80 percent in the Near East and South Asia. American nonmilitary deaths totaled 56.
- Source: Terrorist Attacks Rose Sharply in 2005, State Dept. Says
[ http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/28/AR2006042802181.html?referrer=email&referrer=email ], Karen DeYoung, Washington Post, 06/04/29