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Report: ISIS Claims 729 Suicide Attacks So Far This Year

Report: ISIS Claims 729 Suicide Attacks So Far This Year

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By    |   Tuesday, 06 September 2016 04:28 PM

Islamic State (ISIS) militants say the terror group is responsible for 729 suicide attacks so far in 2016, The Long War Journal reports.

Called "martyrdom operations" by ISIS, the number of acts are shown in an infographic by the Amaq News Agency, which is a propaganda arm of ISIS.

The suicide bombings took place in Iraq, Syria and Libya, with 81 of them occurring in August.

According to Long War Journal, 431 of the year-to-date suicide bombings occurred in Iraq. That accounts for 61 percent of the total. Of those, 174 were in Anbar province, 101 in Salahuddin, 71 in Nineveh, 47 in Baghdad and 18 were in Kirkuk.

A total of 268 were claimed to have been in Syria, and of those 106 were in Aleppo province, 40 in Hasakah, 34 in Deir Ezzor, 27 in Homs and 25 in Raqqa.

The rest, 29, were in Libya, with 26 of those in Sirte, home to ISIS' North Africa operations.

Still, the website reports, the numbers in Libya have been on the rise since January as militias supporting the U.N.-backed Government of National Accord have been attacking Sirte and taking ground from ISIS.

If the numbers are correct, it represents a "historically high rate" of suicide attacks, Long War Journal says.

"The fog of war makes it difficult to independently verify Amaq’s statistics," author Thomas Joscelyn writes. "However, the figures are reasonable given the scale of the Islamic State’s fighting."

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