Ramadan Rage 2018: Islamic State Defeat Brings Holy Month Deaths Down 45 Percent


Islamic terrorists carried out at least 177 terror attacks during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan this year, killing 841 people and wounding 1,014 others across nearly 25 countries, a Breitbart News tally shows.

This year, Breitbart News’ count covers Islamic terrorist attacks from May 17 through June 15 — the month of Ramadan in most Muslim-majority countries covered by the data.

Breitbart News documented a total of 1,855 casualties during that period, a drop of about 45 percent from the 3,343 (1,639 killed, 1,704 injured) recorded during Ramadan last year when the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) was much stronger.

ISIS has suffered major losses in Iraq and Syria largely at the hands of the U.S.-led coalition and its Kurdish allies, losing its so-called caliphate under American President Donald Trump’s watch. The terrorist group has been pushed out of Iraq and squeezed the into ever-shrinking small pockets of territory in Syria.

The Taliban replaced ISIS as the world’s most prolific Islamic terrorist group during Ramadan 2018, killing at least 324 Afghan civilians and security forces and wounding 404 others people despite participating in an unprecedented ceasefire at the end of the holy month.

Afghan Taliban jihadists were responsible for about 40 percent of all casualties this year, trailed by ISIS, which was behind about 30 percent.

ISIS, including its Nigeria-based Boko Haram wing, killed 256 people and wounded 281 others. Boko Haram alone killed 35 and wounded 65 others in Nigeria, one of the top five bloodiest countries during Ramadan. Fatalities in Nigeria were primarily fueled by Muslim extremist herdsmen this year, known to target the Christian minority in the country.

The herdsmen, described as terrorists by Christian persecution tracking organization Open Doors, killed 43 people and injured 45 others during the holiest month for Muslims, Ramadan.

Breitbart News was unable to determine the terrorist group behind 81 deaths and 153 injuries this year.

Taliban and ISIS terrorists rendered Afghanistan the deadliest Muslim country during Ramadan, home to 345 deaths and 503 injuries. Although ISIS has lost its so-called caliphate in Iraq and Syria, the terrorist group was still responsible for three out of every ten casualties during Ramadan.

Syria (163 fatalities) came in second place and Iraq (59) in fourth as the deadliest nations during the holy month.

The top five bloodiest countries during Ramadan 2018, including both fatalities and injuries, were Afghanistan (858 casualties), Syria (247), Iraq (151), Nigeria (132), and Yemen (94). Besides Nigeria, all the other four countries were home to an ongoing war, primarily between Muslims, but also involving U.S. troops.

In 2018, the largest drop in Ramadan fatalities took place in Iraq where deaths dropped by more than 90 percent, from 705 last year to 59 last year.

Islamic terrorists killed one American servicemember during the holy month, on June 8 in Somalia.

On average, there were about six attacks that resulted in an estimated 28 fatalities and 34 injuries each day during the holiest month for Muslims.

The vast majority of victims of jihadist attacks this Ramadan are Muslims. As in previous years, women and children are found among the casualties. There was only one attack in the West this year. On May 29, an ISIS-linked jihadi killed three and wounded four others in Belgium.

Jihadis believe it is especially heroic and rewarded by God in paradise to die a martyr during the holy month.

Nevertheless, most Muslims follow the Ramadan tradition of abstaining from eating, drinking, smoking, having sex, and other physical needs each day, starting from before the break of dawn until sunset.

Islamic terrorists were unusually quiet this year when it comes to their annual Ramadan call to arms. Unlike previous years, they did not officially urge their followers and supporters to carry out attacks during the holy month. That may have contributed to the 50 percent drop in casualties this year from 2017.

Breitbart News primarily gleans its count from the Religion of Peace website in coordination with news and government reports.

News outlets and officials may update some of the data as some of the injured victims succumb to their injuries, triggering a change in the count after Breitbart News publishes this report.
All the terrorist attacks documented by Breitbart News during Ramadan 2018 include:

May 17 — Farah, Afghanistan — Taliban kills three foreign engineers.

May 17 — Kashmir, India — Terrorists kidnap, slit throat of a 23-year-old man after Indian government declares first Ramadan ceasefire in 18 years.

May 17 — Borno, Nigeria — Suspected Boko Haram jihadists detonated a bomb at camp for people displaced by insurgency, killing four and wounding 15.

May 17 — Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), PakistanJamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA) terrorist group claims responsibility for a suicide bombing that kills one and injures 14.

May 17 — North Sinai, Egypt — Sunni hardliners bombed an area, killing one and injuring another.

May 17 — Uruzgan, Afghanistan — Taliban kill two police officers.

May 18 — Raqqa, Syria — Leftover Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) improvised explosive device (IED) kills two civilians.

May 18 — Diyala, Iraq — Suspected ISIS terrorists are behind a bomb blast that kills one and wounds another.

May 18 — Kirkuk, Iraq — Suspected ISIS terrorists kill a member of Kurdish Kakayi minority group with IED.

May 18 — Kandahar, Afghanistan — Taliban attacked police security posts, killing five police officers and wounding six others.

May 18 — Ghani, Afghanistan — Taliban attacked remote Ajristan district, killing nine security forces and wounding seven others.

May 18 — Nangarhar, AfghanistanSuspected Islamic State terrorists attacked “Ramadan Cup” cricket tournament in Jalalabad, the capital of the group’s stronghold, killing eight and wounding 55.

May 18 — Faryab, Afghanistan — Taliban rockets kill four police officers, wound four others in Qaisar district. 

May 19 — Chechnya, Russia — Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack at church that kills two police officers and a worshipper and also wounds another police officer.

May 19 — Mogadishu, Somalia — Suspected al-Shabaab jihadists fit explosives on car, killing one local security troop.  

May 19 — Nineveh, Iraq — Suspected Islamic State jihadists kill the mayor of Hammam al-Alil region. 

May 19 — Ghazni, Afghanistan — Taliban kill 14 security forces, wound ten others.

May 21 — Nineveh, Iraq — ISIS kills two Shiite fighters in Sinjar town. 

May 21 — Kandahar, Afghanistan — Taliban terrorists kill five workers clearing landmines in Maiwand.

May 21 — Baghdad, Iraq — Suspected Islamic State terrorist car bomb kills one civilian. 

May 21 —  Ghazni, Afghanistan — Taliban jihadists kill 14 security forces, wound 12 others in Dih Yak and Jaghatu districts. 

May 21 — Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria — Terrorists kill two men inside a mosque, including the muezzin, who calls Muslims to prayer. 

May 21 — Paktia, Afghanistan — Taliban kills six police officers, captures five others. 

May 21 — Herat, Afghanistan — Taliban kills two policemen, wounds seven others. 

May 22 — Mogadishu, Somalia — Islamic kills policeman in Bakara Market. 

May 22 — Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso — Suspected terrorists kill one police officer, wound five, including a civilian. 

May 22 — Ajdabiya, Libya — ISIS suicide bomber kills two fighters loyal to militia leader Khalifa Haftar, wounds two others 

May 22 — Marib, Yemen — Iran-allied Houthis launch missile that kills five civilians, wound 22 others. 

May 22 — Kandahar, Afghanistan — Minivan stuffed with explosives by suspected Taliban terrorists kills 16, wounds 38, including security forces and civilians. 

May 22 — Palmyra, Syria — ISIS kills at least 30 Syrian troops and Iranian-backed militiamen, wounds 14. 

May 22 — Kirkuk, Iraq — ISIS executes an elderly man. 

May 23 — Diyala, Iraq — ISIS attacked a family house in Jalawla region, killing three, wounding three others. 

May 23 — Kashmir, India — Suspected terrorists launch a grenade, injuring ten civilians, including a woman and a 12-year-old boy. 

May 23 — Mudug, Somalia — Suspected al-Shabaab jihadi kills lawmaker in Galkayo. 

May 23 — Kandahar, Afghanistan — Suspected Taliban terrorists kill kidnapped mine-clearance worker. 

May 23 — Baghdad, Iraq — Terrorist blows himself up in a crowded park in Shiite-majority Shoala, killing seven and wounding 16.

May 23 — Uruzgan, Afghanistan — Suspected Taliban terrorists kill eight Afghan security forces in Chora district, including military and police units.

May 23 — Basra, Iraq — Masked terrorists on a motorbike kill three civilians.

May  24 — Benghazi, Libya — Suspected jihadists carry out car bombing behind city’s largest hotel, killing seven, including a girl, and wounding 20. 

May 24 — Diyala, Iraq — ISIS kills two civilians in Jalawla region. 

May 24 — Kirkuk, Iraq — Suspected ISIS terrorist mortar shell landed on a home, killing a 53-year-old woman.

May 24 — Balochistan, Pakistan — Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LEJ) terrorists kill one, injure another with a landmine in Kalat district. 

May 24 — Maidan Wardak, Afghanistan — Suspected Taliban roadside bomb rips through a vehicle, killing four civilians, injuring two others. 

May 25 — KP, Pakistan — Terrorists in Dera Ismail Khan region kill a police officer, wound another.

May 25 — Kashmir, India — Suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist slits throat of a 36-year-old man in Bandipora district.

May 25 — Kirkuk, Iraq — ISIS kills three policemen, wounds three others near Gharib village.

May 25 —Narathiwat, Thailand — Gunmen in country’s Muslim-majority region kill two civilians at a tea shop in Ra-ngae district. 

May 26 — Idlib, Syria — Terrorists kill 10 and wound 43. 

May 26 — Ramallah, Israel — Suspected Palestinian drops large marble block on soldier, killing him. 

May 27 — Helmand, AfghanistanTaliban terrorists carry out Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) near a military base in Nad Ali district, killing eight local soldiers, wounding a dozen more. 

May 27 — Kashmir, India — Terrorists kill a soldier and a civilian in Pulwama amid ceasefire.

May 27 — Herat, Afghanistan — Suspected Taliban terrorists kill election booth worker, two policemen in Chishti Sharif district.

May 27 — Palma, Mozambique — Suspected al-Shabaab militants behead 10, including two children.

May 28 — Mogadishu, Somalia — Suspected al-Shabaab terrorists kill a member of the security forces and a civilian. 

May 28 — Taraba, Nigeria — Muslim Fulani herdsmen attacked Catholic seminary in Jalingo, wounding three priests and at least two students. 

May 28 — Pattani, Thailand — Suspected Islamists kill civilian in front of his house after returning from a mosque for prayers. 

May 28 — Borno, Nigeria — Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers kill five, wound five in two separate attacks inside a house a near a mosque in Konduga. 

May 28 — Paktia, Afghanistan — Suspected Taliban gunmen attacked police convoy carrying a Taliban prisoner, killing five including the prisoner and a civilian. 

May 28 — KP, Pakistan — Suspected Islamists kill police officer in Dera Ismail Khan.

May 29 — Bari, Somalia — ISIS attacks army base, killing one soldier and injuring three, including civilians in Qandala District.

May 29 — Paktia, Afghanistan — Suspected Taliban terrorists kill four border guards, wound nine others in Dand Wa Patan district. 

May 29 — Liege, BelgiumISIS-linked man shouted “Allahu Akbar” while killing three, including two policewomen and civilian, wounding four police officers. 

May 29 — Peshawar, Pakistan — Suspected Islamist kill renowned Sikh religious leader and outspoken critic of the Taliban. 

May 29 — Diyala, Iraq — Suspected ISIS jihadists detonate bomb at a local marker near girls school, killing one, wounding seven in Baqubah. 

May 30 — Aleppo, Syria — Al-Qaeda-linked Ahrar Al-Sham Islamic movement jihadists kill one civilian in Jarabulus. 

May 30 — Idlib, Syria — Islamists kill one civilian in al-Dana. 

May 30 — North Waziristan, Pakistan — Suspected Taliban roadside bomb kills two army troops, injures three others in Dattakhel town. 

May 30 — Logar, Afghanistan — Taliban suicide bombers kill  three policemen, wound 12 others, including civilians in provincial capital. 

May 30 — Kabul, Afghanistan Suspected Taliban/Haqqani Network jihadists attack Ministry of Interior, killing one police officer, wounding eight. 

May 30 — Abyan, Yemen — Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) jihadists kill UAE-backed commander in Zinjibar city. 

May 30 — Kandahar, Afghanistan — Suspected Taliban roadside bomb kills three, wounds 13. 

May 31 — Benue, Nigeria — Suspected Muslim Fulani herdsmen kill two, wound two in Logo. 

May 31 — Borno, Nigeria — Boko Haram terrorists kill five soldiers. 

May 31 — Idlib, Syria — Islamists-linked explosion kills three children, wounds 4 in Ariha city.

May 31 — Mecca, Saudi Arabia — Suspected jihadists kill one police officer, wound several others in Taif city. 

May 31 — Aleppo, Syria — Suspected jihadists kill four, including a child, wound six at a bus station in Jarablus. 

June 1 — Salahuddin, IraqSuspected ISIS terrorists kill three militiamen. 

June 1 — Kunduz, Afghanistan — Taliban jihadists kill two, injure one in Charkhab Shinwari. 

June 1 — Kapisa, Afghanistan — Crossfire between troops and Taliban kill one, injure four in Alasai district. 

June 2 — Hodeidah, YemenSuspected  Iran-backed Houthis or Ansar Allah kill 40 Saudi “mercenaries,” capture 15. 

June 2 — Ajdabiya, Libya — ISIS kills one woman, wounds five others.  

June 2 — North Waziristan, Pakistan — Suspected jihadists kill one official, wound three security officers. 

June 2 — Salahuddin, Iraq — ISIS kills 12 members of the same family, including women and children. 

June 2 — Salahuddin, Iraq — Suspected ISIS terrorists kill four soldiers in Shirqat. 

June 2 — Kabul, Afghanistan — Jihadi bomb attack kills Afghan archeologist, wounds three people riding in Ministry of Information and Culture vehicle in the Binni Hisar area. 

June 2 — Puntland, Somalia — Al-Shabaab terrorists kill four soldiers, injure 10. 

June 2 — Plateau, Nigeria — Suspected Muslim Fulani herdsmen kill three in Gashish District of Barkin-Ladi area. 

June 2 — Adamawa State, Nigeria — Suspected Muslim Fulani herdsmen kill 12 in Kangling.

June 2 — Faryab, Afghanistan — Taliban kill two police officers in Lawlash district. 

June 3 — Kirkuk, IraqSuspected ISIS jihadists kill two police officers, wound four civilians. 

June 3 — Benue, Nigeria — Muslim Fulani herdsmen kill 10, wound 15. 

June 3 — KP/Balochistan, Pakistan — Pakistani Taliban terrorists injure five security officers at two border posts in Bajaur in KP and Qamar Din Qarez in Balochistan. 

June 3 — South Waziristan, PakistanClashes between Taliban terrorists and security forces kill up to 10 Pashtun activists, injure up to 30 in Wana. 

June 3 — Nangarhar, Afghanistan — ISIS landmine kills three children in Shirullah Qala village of Haska Mina district.

June 3 — Ghor, Afghanistan — Taliban kill six police officers in four assaults on Ghor’s Taywara district headquarters. 

June 3 — Hiiraan, Somalia — Al-Shabaab jihadists kill six civilians. 

June 4 — Kabul, AfghanistanSuspected Taliban kill 14, wound 19 at a gathering of Afghanistan’s top clerics. 

June 4 — Kashmir, India — Terrorists launch grenade at Shopian in Batapora area, wounding 23, including four policemen and 12 civilians, among them a mother and daughter. (Check for deaths). 

June 4 — Borno, Nigeria — Boko Haram IED kills five soldiers. 

June 4 — Ghor, Afghanistan — Taliban terrorists kill two policemen, wounds another in provincial capital of Ferozkoh. 

June 4 — Cabo Delgado, Mozambique — Suspected jihadists wielding machetes kill at least seven people, injure four others in Macomia. 

June 4 — Balochistan, Pakistan — ISIS jihadists kill three soldiers, injure four others in Mastung city. 

June 5 — Middle Shabelle, Somalia — Al-Shabaab terrorists kill 12 people, including two lawmakers in Balad region. 

June 5 — Baghlan, Afghanistan — Suspected Taliban wound four with bomb attached to police car. 

June 5 — Idlib, Syria — al-Qaeda-linked Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) jihadists kill two people on suspicion of having joined rival ISIS group. 

June 5 — Diffa, Niger — Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers, including girls, kill nine, wound 37 inside mosque. 

June 6 — Benue, Nigeria — Suspected Muslim Fulani herdsmen kill at least nine people, including women and children. 

June 6 —Baghlan, Afghanistan — Suspected Taliban terrorists kill two, injure two at a voter registration center in Pul-i-Khumri. 

June 6 —  Liboi, Kenya — Suspected al-Shabaab IED kills six police officers, wounds three others along the Kenya-Somalia border.  

June 6 — Cabo Delgado, Mozambique — Suspected al-Shabaab terrorists kill five with knives and machetes. 

June 6 — Narathiwat, Thailand — Suspected jihadists kill villager after he was riding home after prayers at local mosque in Bacho district. 

June 7 — Narathiwat, Thailand — Suspected jihadis kill four villagers in Sukhirin. 

June 7 — Khost, Afghanistan — Suspected Taliban jihadists kill two, injure three inside mosque in the Mandozai district. 

June 7 — Nangarhar, Afghanistan — Terrorists wound two police officers in ISIS stronghold. 

June 7 — Herat, Afghanistan — Suspected Taliban terrorists kill five people including imam in Zenda Jan district and wounded another 88 with ax, poisons, and gunshots.

Jue 7 — Kashmir, India — Jihadists attack Line of Control (LoC) border, killing one, injuring another. 

June 7 — KP, Pakistan — Suspected terrorists kill police officer, driver, and a civilian, injure two other police officers in Zaimdara Maidan. 

June 7 — Diyala, Iraq — ISIS kills one, wounds another in Jabara district.

June 7 — Sweida, Syria — ISIS attacks kill 22 pro-regime fighters. 

June 8 — Nangarhar, Afghanistan — Terrorists kill three, injure five others in ISIS stronghold. 

June 8 — Dogba, Cameroon — Boko Haram kills six villagers.

June 8 — Laghman, Afghanistan — Suspected terrorists kill four, including scholar and guards, wound 12 other in Mehtarlam city. 

June 8 — Herat, Afghanistan — Suspected Taliban kill seven, wound two at a mosque in Shindand district. 

June 8 — Herat, Afghanistan — Taliban kills 17 security forces, wounds 13 others in Shindand area. 

June 8 — Kirkuk, Iraq — Suspected ISIS terrrorists kill woman, wound 14 others near a mosque in a crowded market area. 

June 8 — Kismayo, Somalia — Al-Shabaab terrorists kill one U.S. soldier, wound four others. Jihadists kill at least two local soldiers. 

June 8 — Deir Ezzor , Syria — ISIS suicide bombing wave kills 30 pro-regime fighters in Albu Kamal. 

June 9 — Diyala, Iraq — Terrorists kill two, injure 20 in town of Khalis. 

June 9 — Nineveh, Iraq — ISIS kills two policemen in al-Hadar district. 

June 9 — Boni, Mali — Suspected al-Qaeda kills three soldiers. 

June 9 — Kuduz, Afghanistan — Taliban kills 25 local policemen in Qala-e Zal district.

June 9 — Jizan, Saudi Arabia — Suspected Iran-backed Houthis kill three. 

June 9 — Idlib, Syria — ISIS kills five rivals. 

June 9 — Kismayo, Somalia — al-Shabaab wounds seven soldiers with suicide car bomb. 

June 10 — Plateau, Nigeria — Suspected Muslim herdsmen kill two in Bassa area. 

June 10 — Adamawa, Nigeria — Suspected Boko Haram IED kills one boy, injures two others in Mubi town. 

June 10 — Kandahar, Afghanistan — Taliban kills 13 security troops, wounds four others in Arghandab district. 

June 10 — Aleppo, Syria — Terrorists kill four and wound at least four others with IED. 

June 10 — Deir Ezzor, Syria — ISIS kills three Kurdish fighters. 

June 10 — Aleppo, Syria — Suspected jihadi IED kills four civilians in  Tell Rifaat region. 

June 10 — Kirkuk, Iraq — ISIS kills two, wounds 10 pro-Baghdad Shiite militiamen. 

June 11 — Kunduz, Afghanistan — Taliban kills 15 Afghan security forces in Qala-e Zal district as they ate pre-fasting meal. 

June 11 — Kirkuk, Iraq — ISIS kills three pro-Baghdad militiamen and civilians, injures 13 others. 

June 11 — Borno, Nigeria — Boko Haram suicide bomber kills one civilian in state capital Maiduguri, wounds four others. 

June 11 — Kabul, AfghanistanISIS claims responsability for killing 13, wounding 26 in attack targeting ministry.

June 11 — Kabul, AfghanistanSuspected jihadists kill one, injure three others inside house. 

June 11 — Nangarhar, Afghanistan — ISIS wounds 15 when it targeted ministry. 

June 11 — Nangarhar, Afghanistan — Suspected ISIS kills one, injures 12 in Chaparhar district. 

June 11 — Ghazni, Afghnistan — Taliban kills six civilians including women and children in minibus, wounds three others.

June 11 —  Sar-e Pul Province, Afghanistan — Taliban kills three security forces, wounds five in  Qaflatoon village. 

June 11 — Derna, Libya — Suspected al-Qaeda terrorists kill two Libya National Army (LNA) fighters, wound three others. 

June 11 — Munshiganj district, Bangladesh — Suspected terrorists kill prominent secular writer, publisher in Kakaldi village. 

June 11 — Raqqa, Syria — Leftover ISIS bomb kills three civilians in group’s fallen capital. 

June 11 — Idlib, Syria — Suspected jihadis kill three civilians, wound one. 

June 11 —  Nangade, Mozambique — Suspected jihadis kill four civilians in Changa. 

June 12 — Cabo Delgado, Mozambique — Suspected jihadis behead elderly man in Macomia district. 

June 12 — Sar-e Pul Province, Afghanistan — Taliban kills 14, wounds 25 security forces. 

June 12 — Faryab, Afghanistan — Taliban kills eight security forces in capital Kohistan. 

June 12 — Nasarawa, Nigeria — Suspected Funali herdsmen kill family of four, injure 21 in Antsa village of Kwarra district. 

June 12 — Kashmir, India — Suspected Islamic militants kill two policemen, injure 11 others. 

June 12 — Bakool, Somalia — Al-Shabaab jihadis kill four soldiers on a military base in Teed town.  

June 12 — Ghazni, Afghanistan — Suspected Taliban terrorists kill five policemen, wound 26 others, including district governor. 

June 12 — Jawzjan, Afghanistan — Taliban kills seven policemen, wounds two others in Burhan Shahr village. 

June 12 — Badakhshan, Afghanistan — Taliban kills 14 in Kohistan district, including governor, wounds 16. 

June 13 — Deir Ezzor, Syria — ISIS executes 30 members of its own group allegedly for treason in town of Hajin. 

June 13 — Badakhshan, Afghanistan — Taliban kills 18 army troops in Jurm district.

June 13 — Nangarhar, Afghanistan — Jihadis place IED outside market, killing one child, injuring seven others in Jalalabad area. 

June 13 — Deir Ezzor, Syria — Jihadi IED kills five, including two civilians and three Kurdish fighters. 

June 13 — Aleppo, Syria — IED wounds nine at a market in the city of al-Bab.

June 13 — Derna, Libya — LNA forces saying “Allah Akbar” kill “two unarmed civilians.” 

June 14 — Idlib, Syria — IED kills one civilian, wound three in  city of Kafr Nabl. 

June 14 — Western Cape, South Africa — Suspected jihadi stabs two worshippers at a Malmesbury mosque to death, injures three others, including policeman. 

June 14 — Kashmir, India —  Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) kills three newspaper workers. 

June 14 — Kashmir, India — Suspected Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HuM) terrorists kill off-duty officer.

June 14 — Abyan, Yemen — Suspected Iran-backed Houthis kill three United Arab Emirati (UAE) troops, wound seven. 

June 15 — Taiz, Yemen — Suspected jihadis kill Red Cross humanitarian worker.


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