New fall in terror deaths in 2019: Think tank
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 ...
WorldCountries already in conflict, like Afghanistan, saw the highest death tolls from terrorism in 2019. (Photo: AFP)25 Nov 2020 04:09PMShare this contentBookmarkPARIS: 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 on Wednesday (Nov 25).
Deaths from terrorism fell in 2019 to 13,826, a 15 per cent 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.AdvertisementAdvertisementIt warned that in North America, Western Europe and Oceania, deaths attributed to far-right terror have increased by 250 per cent since 2014, with 89 killings in 2019.
"They are higher now than at any time in the last 50 years," it said.It emphasised that conflict remains the primary driver of terrorism, with over 96 per cent of deaths from terrorism in 2019 occurring in countries already in conflict. Read more: CNA »