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US Increased Terrorism in Africa

A damning report indicates that deaths from terrorism in Africa have skyrocketed more than 100,000 percent during the so-called US war on terror.

The study by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies revealed that during 2002 and 2003, when the US was just beginning its decades-long war, a total of just nine terrorist attacks were counted throughout all of Africa, leading to only 23 casualties. But after about two decades of US intervention in Africa with the purported aim of helping the continent fight terrorism, deaths from Takfiri violence in Africa increased to 23,322 last year, reaching "a record level of lethal violence."

An article published by the Responsible Statecraft website notes that these findings contradict claims by US Africa Command (AFRICOM) that it is thwarting terrorist threats on the continent and promoting security and stability. So, what exactly are US troops doing in Africa if they are not fighting terrorism as they claim?

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