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  1. In November 2015, Paris was attacked when a series of coordinated terrorist attacks occurred during a football match. This was followed by several mass shootings, and suicide bombings at cafés and restaurants in which 130 people were killed, and 368 people were injured.
  2. On December 2, 2015, 14 people were killed and 22 were seriously injured in a terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California, by the perpetrators, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, a married couple at a Christmas party, of about 80 employees.
  3. On 18 July, a teenage Afghan refugee hacked at passengers on a train in Wuerzburg with an axe and knife, wounding 5. He was shot dead by police and on 24 July, a 21-year-old Syrian refugee killed a woman with a machete and wounded five other people.
  4. There were also deadly attacks in France in July 2016, when a lorry killed over 80 people in Nice, and a priest  throat was slit after two jihadists burst into a church in Normandy.
  5. In June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old security guard, killed 49 people and wounded 53 others in a terrorist attack inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, USA.
  6. In 19 December 2016, a man hit a lorry into a busy Christmas market in the heart of Berlin killing 12 people and injured 49 others .
  7. The truck’s original driver, was found shot dead in the passenger seat.russian ambassador killed
  8.  On 20 December 2016, Russia’s ambassador to Turkey was shot dead in front of a crowd at a posh art gallery in the capital Ankara and the gunman was found screaming – “Don’t forget Aleppo, Don’t forget Syria”. Earlier on 24 November 2015, a Russian Su-24, an all-weather attack aircraft, was shot down by Turkish F-16s in the Turkey-Syria border area.
  9. By the analysis of all the incidents mentioned above it is found that the victim countries of terrorism are the ones who are directly or indirectly involved in Syrian civil war.
  10. Some like USA have been supporting the rebels in Syria, where as others like Russia have been supporting the Assad government.
  11. In the power struggle between the two, it is the million of Syrians who are either killed or displaced and their large scale displacement has led to the refugee problem in the western countries.
  12. The refugees in the west also contain the ones who are building up the bases of terrorism and sleeper cells in the Europe for coordinated terror attacks in future and the examples also prove the point that now European nations or America is not immune to the terrorism.
  13. This calls for a coordinated action against the rise of global terrorism among the various stakeholders because with the weakening of the Syrian government, one has found the rise of ISIS which is grave threat to the world peace and even countries like India, Bangladesh etc are becoming a victim of the same even if they have nothing substantial to do with the Syrian war directly.