115 persons killed in 21 terrorist acts in July: Observatory

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Mon, 06 Aug 2018 - 11:47 GMT

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters pose near a wall on which the black flag commonly used by Islamic State militants has been painted over, in the northern Iraqi town of Zumar, October 26, 2014, after having taken it from Islamic State. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters pose near a wall on which the black flag commonly used by Islamic State militants has been painted over, in the northern Iraqi town of Zumar, October 26, 2014, after having taken it from Islamic State. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

CAIRO – 6 August 2018: Egyptian Dar al-Ifta's Observatory of Takfiri Fatwas and Extremist Views issued a statement revealing that 115 persons were killed in 21 terrorist operations in various geographical areas in the last week of July.

The observatory issues weekly statements to brief the public and media means about the terrorism index or the status of terrorist activities, so that the concerned authorities can analyze the statements’ outcomes and deal with them.

The statement warned that the terrorist operations’ map has been widened, noting that “Afghanistan witnessed six terrorist incidents by the hands of Taliban movement and ISIS, while the country is set to witness parliamentary polls in upcoming October.”

According to the statement, the Middle East comes in the second rank, after Afghanistan, in regards to wars and terrorism-related acts.

The terrorism index reveals that ISIS is seriously seeking to rebuild itself in Iraq. “Last week, ISIS issued a video recording for a military parade in Salahuddin and Nineveh governorates under the title of 'North Baghdad State'.”

“Al-Qaeda committed terrorist acts in Somalia, Yemen, Mali and Algeria,” the statement read.

Moreover, Al-Qaeda seeks to create a chaotic atmosphere in Yemen, following consecutive fails and losses due to the Arab Alliance strikes, US airstrikes and Yemeni security forces endeavors in different governorates inside Yemen.

Former officials in Somalia were assassinated, the French forces and UN missions were targeted in Mali and the Security forces in Algeria were also targeted.

The Youth Movement in Mozambique committed several attacks in northern Mozambique.

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