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The Five Most Dangerous Terrorist Groups in the World Right Now.

A number of national governments in various countries and international organisations like the United Nations have created lists of organisations that they designate as terrorist. In the world now, these terrorist organizations contribute to so many deaths. Their actions contribute to the instability of what are some of the most dangerous countries in the world, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria, Lebanon, Pakistan, Somalia and Syria.

Despite other active violent groups, these are the deadliest terrorists in the world right now.

1. Islamic State.

Islamic state is a terrorist group that many world leaders and countries refer by the name Daesh. The group is also referred to as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). The word Levant is used because the group is mainly active in countries of Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, and Turkey.

On June 29 2014, then ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi announced the formation of a caliphate stretching from Aleppo in Syria to Diyala in Iraq. The group has carried out devastating terrorist attacks across the Middle East and beyond, killing 6,141 people in 2015 according to the Global Terrorism Index and killed 9,150 people in 2016. Despite the group's setbacks, it still managed to kill more than 1,300 people in terrorist attacks in 2018.

The group right now continues to commit systematic and widespread violence and abuses of international human rights law and humanitarian law.

2. Al Qaeda.

It was founded in 1988 by Osama bin Laden during the Soviet–Afghan War.The group has been mounting attacks on both civilians and military targets in various countries, including the 1998 United States embassy bombings, the September 11 attacks, and the 2002 Bali bombings.The group characteristically organises attacks which include suicide attacks and the simultaneous bombing of several targets.

In August 7, 1998, Al Qaeda was responsible for nearly simultaneous bombs that blew up in front of the American embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Two hundred and twenty-four people died in the blasts, including 12 Americans, and more than 4,500 people were wounded.

3. Boko Haram.

Boko Haram is a terrorist organization based in northeastern Nigeria. The group is also active in Chad, Niger and northern Cameroon.It is an Islamic sectarian movement, founded in 2002 by Muhammed Yusuf in northeastern Nigeria, that since 2009 has carried out assassinations and large-scale acts of violence in that country.

The group has been perpetuating violence and claiming responsibility for a series of bombings in various parts of Nigeria and the kidnapping of over 200 schoolgirls in Borno State. Nigeria is the country mostly affected by the terrorist group's attacks. The group has caused around 34,000 deaths in Borno State alone. The number of civilians killed in Boko Haram's attacks in Nigeria from February 2020 to August 2021 is 731.

4. Al Shabaab.

Al shabaab is a Somalia-based terrorist jihadist fundamentalist group active in East Africa and Yemen. Formed in the mid-2000s, al-Shabaab came to prominence in the 2006–2009 Somalia War.Al-Shabab remains capable of carrying out massive attacks in Somalia and surrounding countries despite a long-running African Union offensive against the Islamist terrorist group. It has been organizing guerrilla assaults, including bombings, assassinations anf mass killings in Kenya and some parts of Ethiopia.

Al-Shabab’s leadership declared allegiance to al-Qaeda in 2012. The group regularly forces civilians, including women and children, to enter its ranks; other recruits join voluntarily, often for financial reasons and has between five thousand and ten thousand members right now.More than 4,000 civilians have been killed in al-Shabab attacks since 2010. In 2013, the Somali jihadist group al-Shabaab killed 67 people at Nairobi's Westgate Shopping Mall. There have also been many other attacks. In April 2015, gunmen stormed the Garissa University College, killing almost 150 people and wounding several others.

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