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The Islamic State's reign of terror

Following Friday's deadly attack on Paris by the Islamic State terrorist group, we take a look at the group's hold on northern Africa and West Asia.

The Islamic State terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the series of attacks targeting young concert-goers, soccer fans and Parisians enjoying a Friday night out at popular nightspots killed at least 128 people in the deadliest violence to strike France since World War II.

  • Jan. 7, 2015 - Masked gunmen stormed the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical newspaper, killing 12 people.
  • Sept 24, 2015 - At least 25 people were killed when two bombs went off outside a mosque during prayers to commemorate Eid al-Adha
  • Nov. 13, 2015 - Twin suicide bombings struck a southern Beirut suburb that’s a stronghold of the militant Shia Hezbollah group, killing at least 43 people
  • Aug 6, 2015 - A suicide bomb went off at a mosque in Abha city in south-west Saudi Arabiakilling at least 15 people, including 12 members of a Saudi police force.
  • July 20, 2015 - An explosion outside a cultural centre in the Turkish town of Suruc near the border with Syria killed at least 28 people
  • March 18, 2015 - Gunmen wearing military uniforms stormed Tunisia's national museum, killing at lease 38 people
  • June 20, 2015 - Islamic State claimed responsibility for car bombs which killed at least 50 people near Sana’a mosques and the headquarters of the Huthis


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