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Terrorism down as support for al-Qaeda drops: ... Terror attacks are down 40% since 2001

Terrorist violence declined markedly around the world in 2007 while popular backing for al-Qaeda was slipping, according to the authors of a Canadian study based on US statistics.

The report, Human Security Brief 2007 by lecturers at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, found terrorism fatalities were down by some 40 per cent in 2006 compared to 2001, and according to preliminary data, dropped even further in mid-2007.

The figures were based on three US sources: the National Counterterrorism Centre, the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism, and the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism at the University of Maryland.

The Canadian academics decided not to include the victims of the conflict in Iraq in the study.

"The intentional killing of civilians in wartime is not normally described as terrorism, but as war crime or crime against humanity," said the s


Added: May-24-2008 
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