Less than One-in-Five Terrorist Attacks Against West Carried Out by Foreign Fighters


Foreign fighters who had returned home from Iraq and Syria carried out less 20% of the 51 terrorist attacks against the West over the past three years, a regional expert told Senate members Thursday.

Lorenzo Vidino, director of the Program of Extremism at George Washington University, said the vast majority of assaults on the United States and Europe were conducted by individuals who had little-to-no affiliation with the Islamic State—a trend that is likely to escalate as the jihadist group continues to lose ground.

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