American Foreign Policy Institute: Terrorist activity may increase in 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a recent report, the American Foreign Policy Institute (AFPI) warned of a likely increase in terrorist activity by the Islamic State (ISIS) and Al-Qaeda in 2023. According to AFPI, there will likely be an upward trend in terrorist attacks despite security efforts in Syria and Iraq, according to current data.

The report indicated that despite the strenuous efforts to reduce the threat of ISIS in Syria and Iraq, the presence of terrorist cells is still strong and that without constant pressure from America and its allies, terrorist organizations may be able to rebuild their networks across the Middle East and beyond and threaten embassies, consulates, tourist destinations, and airports.

Africa, especially sub-Saharan Africa, is currently the center of gravity for terrorism and terrorist operations, said the report. Despite the West’s success in combating terrorism, it still needs more commitment so that extremist groups do not reposition themselves, as combating threats during the year current, will be more difficult and unpredictable.