National Geographic : 2004 Nov
WESTERN EUROPE Like the United States, Europe faces a rising specter of radical Islamic terror. In addition, assassi nation and bombing have also been used by nationalist groups seeking autonomy. N.Ireland 'MOROCCO _ _ iR_ , ISRAM, AFRICA EB rPA / *on o ccJ , MIDDLE EAST The conflict between two nationalities-one Israeli, one Palestin ian-makes this a nexus of terrorism. Elsewhere, Islamists plot to overthwArab regimesedeem impue, or in league with Jews and Christians. August 15,199 Real IRAdeton acar bombin1 town marketpla Omagh, Northe Ireland, killing bystanders. March 11, 200w Four commuter in Madrid, Spai bombed by a g linked to al Qa killing 191 peo KUWA June 25,1996 U.S. military ba in Dhahran, Sai Arabia, are bon by Islamists op| to a U.S . preser I foreigners. 2000 to present A Palestinian u| against israpeli r ASIA Tension between India and Pakistan, 8 ongoing fighting in ates Afghanistan, and the the activities of al Qaeda ice of in Southeast Asia rn EURASIA make this one of the 29 Chechen groups most volatile regions spread terror in Rus- of the world-and sia, while Islamists a major source 4 seek to overthrow of terrorism. trains secular regimes in in, are Uzbekistan and other roup S Central Asian nations eda, some of which grossly pie. S 5 violate human rights Sunder the banner of - September 1,2004 Sthe war on terror. Chechen rebels - take over a school in Beslan, Russia. SHundreds of hos tages die in the standoff, including RUSSIA many children. UZB T o ASIA r-a ^^ . j JAPAN rracks udi bed posed MAL-AYSIA nce. J MASIA PHILIPPINES OWp October 12, 2002 -''. . . Is, A series of blasts rips and through nightclubs icials popular with foreign tourists in Bali. Indo nesia, killing 202 t people and injuring rising hundreds more. military AUSTRALIA occupation includes bombing and shoot ing inIsrael and the occupied territories. Civilians on both sides are often killed.