Global Terror Attacks Decreased for First Time Since 2012: Report

ISIS is reported as being the greatest worldwide terrorist threat

Terrorist attacks and resulting fatalities dropped in 2015 for the first time since 2012, according to a U.S. State Department report on global terrorism, NBC News reported. 

The report, released Thursday, found the total number of attacks dropped 13 percent from 2014. Fatalities from attacks decreased 14 percent, despite high profile cases such as the ones in Paris last November. 

ISIS is reported as being the greatest worldwide terrorist threat. Al-Qaida, whose leadership has severely degraded since 2001, also continues to pose a threat. 

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