Thursday, 01 May 2014 - 13:05
US warns of new generation of global terrorists
The US warned that worldwide terror threat is evolving as Al-Qaeda linked groups and other militants become increasingly violent and Syria spawns a new generation of global terrorists,
The State Department's 2013 Country Reports on Terrorism showed the number of attacks around the world rose last year to more than 9,700 -- up some 43 percent from 6,700 in 2012.
But officials cautioned that even though some 17,800 people had been killed -- up from 11,000 in 2012 -- most of the attacks were smaller and more localised than in past years.