Patterns of Global Terrorism 2003
DEPARTMENT OF STATE WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF THE COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM
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In 2003, terrorists struck at targets around the world, even as Iraq became a central front in the global war against terrorism and the locus of so many deadly attacks against civilians. Al-Qaida and other terrorist groups made clear once again their relentless pursuit of evil in defiance of any law--human or divine. The year saw heinous crimes against the international community, humanitarian organizations, and people dedicated to helping mankind. Churches, synagogues, and mosques were all targeted by terrorists in 2003. Among the items captured from al-Qaida terrorists last year were copies of the Koran containing bombs. Clearly, these actions show the terrorists to be enemies of all people, regardless of faith. The world must remain united against the terrorist threat. The United States, for its part, remains committed to implementing the National Strategy for Combating Terrorism.
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