30 Jun '17, 3pm

Most Islamic militant attacks in West not coordinated by ISIS, study finds

MILAN (AFP) – Islamic militants in Europe and the US are overwhelmingly men in their late 20s with criminal records who act independently of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a study of the atrocities in the West has found. The report, presented late on Thursday (June 29), found that since ISIS proclaimed its “caliphate” in June 2014, three years ago, 51 attacks have been carried out in the West in eight countries. “Radicalisation and jihadist attacks in the West” was drawn up by experts at America’s George Washington University, Italy’s Ispi (Institute for International Political Studies) and the ICCT counter-terrorism centre in The Hague. France was hit the hardest, suffering 17 attacks, followed by the United States with 16 and Germany with seven. Get The Straits Times newsletters in your inbox Sign Up The attacks – which left 395 dead and at least 1,549 wounded –...

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