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U.S. releases country reports on terrorism

(Xinhua)

08:48, August 19, 2011

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- U.S. State Department released on Thursday its year 2010 country reports on terrorism, providing " an assessment of trends and events in international terrorism."

"The report focuses on policy-related assessments, country-by- country breakdowns of foreign government counterterrorism cooperation, and contains chapters on WMD terrorism, State Sponsors of Terrorism, Terrorist Safe Havens, and Foreign Terrorist Organizations," the State Department said in a statement.

The report includes a statistical annex showing more than 11, 500 terrorist attacks occurred in 72 countries during 2010, which had resulted in more than 13,200 deaths.

The statement said although the number of attacks rose by almost 5 percent from the previous year, the number of deaths declined for a third consecutive year, dropping 12 percent from 2009.

"For the second consecutive year, the largest number of reported attacks occurred in South Asia and the Near East, with more than 75 percent of the world's attacks and deaths occurring in these regions," the statement added.

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