Sept. 8, 2016
Islamic State Claims 729 Suicide Attacks So Far in 2016 – Thomas Joscelyn (Long War Journal)
The Islamic State claims to have executed 729 “martyrdom operations” in Iraq, Syria and Libya during the first eight months of 2016, with 81 such attacks in August alone.
They include 431 suicide bombings in Iraq, 268 in Syria, and 29 in Libya.
492 attacks employed vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices, while 224 bombings involved explosive belts, jackets and vests.
The writer is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.