Country Reports on Terrorism 2020   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Foreword: "During 2020 the United States and its partners made significant major strides against terrorist organizations; however, the terrorism threat has become more geographically dispersed in regions around the world. Together with international partners, the United States has responded to the evolving threat, including by expanding the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS [Islamic State of Iraq and Syria], which now counts 83 members. [...] Despite important counterterrorism successes, terrorist groups remained a persistent and pervasive threat worldwide. Although ISIS lost all the territory it had seized in Iraq and Syria, the organization and its branches continued to mount a worldwide terrorism campaign, carrying out deadly attacks globally. [...] The global COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic complicated the terrorist landscape, creating both challenges and opportunities for terrorist groups. [...] This brief overview of the United States' ongoing work to protect our people and our allies from the ongoing threat of terrorism reflects the breadth and depth of our efforts. Country Reports on Terrorism 2020 provides a detailed review of last year's successes and the ongoing challenges facing our country and our partners around the world, challenges that will require a continued commitment to and investment in global counterterrorism efforts going forward."

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