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Terror attacks in Syria, Iraq increased in 2013: Report

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A recently released report said terrorist attacks in Syria almost doubled, while suicide attacks in Iraq quadrupled in 2013, Daily News Egypt reported.

Matthew Henman, manager of the IHS Jane's Terrorism and Insurgency Centre, said that in 2009, "a worldwide total of 7,217 attacks were recorded" and "that number increased by more than 150% to 18,524" in 2013.

Mr. Henman said the Middle East was the epicenter of 2013 terror attacks.

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