On Thursday, the U.S. State Department released its Country reports on Terrorism. Country Reports on Terrorism is an annual report published by the United States Department of State. According to U.S. Department of State, Country Reports on Terrorism 2015 is submitted in compliance with Title 22 of the United States Code, Section 2656f (the “Act”), which requires the Department of State to provide to Congress a full and complete annual report on terrorism for those countries and groups meeting the criteria of the Act. Beginning with the report for 2004, it replaced the previously published Patterns of Global Terrorism.

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) remained the greatest threat globally, maintaining a formidable force in Iraq and Syria, including a large number of foreign terrorist fighters according to the report. 11,774 terrorist attacks took place in 92 countries in 2015. South Asian countries are on frontline after Iraq among the 92 countries. Ten countries with the most terrorist attacks are Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nigeria, Egypt, Philippines, Bangladesh, Libya, and Syria. Four countries are South Asians among the ten countries. 3967 attacks took place in four South Asian countries– Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh, which is more than 33 percent of all attacks.

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