Taliban Surpasses Islamic State as World’s Most Prolific Terrorist Group

Red Horse


Edwin Mora – June 6, 2016

Taliban jihadists replaced their Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) counterparts as the world’s chief perpetrators of terrorist attacks last year, with 1,093 individual attacks, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Country Reports on Terrorism 2015.

However, ISIS’s 931 terrorist attacks in 2015 were reportedly much deadlier than those carried out by the Taliban, resulting in 6,050 deaths compared to the 4,512 fatalities linked to the Taliban, notes the State Department’s annual reports, a congressionally mandated analytical and statistical review of global terrorism.