ISIS Attacks in Syria Fall to Lowest Number of the Year

80% decrease year over year

ISIS has been keen to try to reestablish its territory outside of the deserts in Syria. The latest data, for November, shows that this isn’t working, and ISIS attacks have fallen to the lowest number of the year, and around the lowest ever.

Almost all of the attacks were in Deir Ezzor Province, with just a handful reported elsewhere. Officials say they see a gradual decline of the number of attacks everywhere, though they say even the current lows are too high.

Desperate to find a new meaning, ISIS has been activating sleeper cells, though officials say that with little progress they have less and less room to do so in the future.

While the number of attacks hit a low, the deaths in ISIS attacks actually increased 50% from October, with 15 killed in the 16 attacks.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is news editor of Antiwar.com.