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What Countries has ISIS Attacked as of 2024?

2022 Attacks

You may not hear about ISIS as much as you did in 2015-2016. However, reports indicate that just about as many numbers of attacks from 2017 to 2019 occurred as in earlier years. Activity by this extreme terrorist group that may give peaceful Muslims a bad name continued to heighten for many periods, and it didn’t stop.

Countries targeted by ISIS the most as of March 2022 include Nigeria, Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. Pakistan, Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of Congo also experienced a high number of attacks this year. These same locations suffered other terrors at least a few years before this.

Nigeria

In March 2022, Nigeria confirmed the most ISIS attacks. Then, on April 16, 2022, a report indicated that the Nigerian air force killed 70 alleged ISIS terrorists. This happened in Lake Chad, an already area known for ISWAP (ISIS West Africa Province) invasions.

Syria

Syria has received a reputation for having the fourth most ISIS attacks by March 2022. However, activity in this location may at have fizzled out as reported in April of this year. You never know what this terrorist group may plan next though.

On April 20, 2022, the press reported the damage that occurred after an ISIS attack that took place at the al-Sina Prison in the city of al-Hasakah. This incident happened on January 20, 2022.

The al-Sina Prison previously housed thousands of ISIS inmates detained by the Syrian Democratic Forces. ISIS destroyed 120 houses near the prison, 58 of which still had some structure left.

Iraq

On January 21, 2022, CBS News via the Associated Press reported that ISIS attacked both Iraq and Syria. Apparently, this makes the largest invasion within three years. Dozens of soldiers ended up dead in Syria, and 11 ended up losing their lives north of Baghdad, the capital city of Iraq. About 28 IS personnel reportedly died in this battle.

Afghanistan

Apparently, all eight of the ISIS attacks that occurred in this country in March 2022 targeted the rival Taliban fighting group. ISIS numbers in this location were tabulated as being fewer than in previous months, but it stays relevant because of a former ISIS leader death.

On February 3, 2022, attacks in this area resulted in the death of ISIS leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi. This leader held an overpowering presence in Afghanistan, Syria, Mozambique, and Nigeria.

Pakistan

On March 5, 2022, people who know ISIS victims attended their funerals. A mosque attacked occurred the day before that killed 63 people. An Islamic State affiliate attested to this incident, which also wounded about 200 more.

Mozambique

On April 19, 2022, new reports indicated that ISIS plans to launch new global attacks. This could affect several regions, including large portions of Africa.

The Islamic State already claimed Mozambique attacks that occurred the previous year in March. Apparently, ISIS wants to take advantage of this opportunity while the world remains distracted by the Ukraine War.

Democratic Public of Congo

About 60 people lost their lives on February 22, 2022, at a Savo displacement camp in Eastern Congo. It used to house up to 4,000 people as of the previous December, according to the United Nations migration group. Within the few years previous to this, hundreds of people in the DRC province of Ituri already lost their lives.

  • Data are estimates and may not capture the full extent of ISIS attacks, injuries, and deaths. Actual numbers could be higher due to various factors, such as unreported incidents or limited available data.

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Country
Estimated Deaths
Estimated Injuries
Attack Years
Iraq400040002013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021
Philippines100015002017, 2019, 2020
Afghanistan80010002018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
Egypt6003002015, 2016, 2017, 2018,
Pakistan55010002016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022
Syria5255802015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023
Turkey31011102015, 2016, 2017, 2022
Sri Lanka2775002019
Russia272172015, 2018
France2304702014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Yemen2144002015, 2016
Niger166Unknown2020
Libya862202015, 2016, 2018
Tunisia731052015
United States721082014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Iran621522017, 2018, 2022
Lebanon432302015
Saudi Arabia401302015, 2016
Belgium403402014, 2016, 2018
Indonesia39932016, 2017, 2018
United Kingdom371802017, 2020
Bangladesh33902016, 2017
Kuwait272272015
Tajikistan2132018, 2019
Jordan17422015, 2016
Spain161522017
Burkina Faso152023
Germany13762016
Nigeria112019
Kazakhstan7402016
Sweden5152017
Australia492014, 2017, 2018
Benin42022
Austria4222020
Canada292014, 2017
Israel2122022
Denmark252015
Finland282017
New Zealand162021
India2022
Mozambique2022
Malaysia82016
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How many countries has ISIS attacked?

ISIS has attacked many countries over the years but has attacked the countries of Nigeria, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Mozambique, and the Democratic Republic of Congo in recent years.

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