From the 34,676 deaths from “terror” attacks in 2016, 238 were in Western Europe with 19,121 residing in Middle East and North Africa
A recent report from the Global Terrorism Database at the University of Maryland showed that western Europe suffered 269 out of a total of 13,488 representing 2% of attacks in 2016
The report showed the Middle East and North Africa had the main share of last years violence, with attacks killing 19,121 or 55% of the total.
Iraq was the worst spot for casualties with 9 of the 11 deadliest attacks in 2016, all of which were claimed by Islamic group Daesh.
The worst attack killed 382 people in a Baghdad shopping centre, when a suicide bomber detonated a truck full of explosives outside a shopping centre.
Daesh where the most deadly group of 2016 and carried out 1,400 attacks, which resulted in the loss of 11,7000 lives including the attackers.
This report only took into account that which is collectively defined as terrorism within the western narrative. It is argued by some that the actions of the US, European and other global military could be defined as terrorism. While the stats are not as accurately reported the death toll in Syria runs from 49,742 to hundreds of thousands for 2016. The recorded death toll in Iraq according to Iraq Body Count is 16,393.
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