U.S. State Department issues worldwide travel alert for U.S. citizens

A Belgian soldier patrols in Brussels' Grand Place as police searched the area during a continued high level of security following the recent deadly Paris attacks, Belgium, November 23, 2015. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A Belgian soldier patrols in Brussels’ Grand Place as police searched the area during a continued high level of security following the recent deadly Paris attacks, Belgium, November 23, 2015. REUTERS/Yves Herman

The U.S. State Department issued a worldwide travel alert for U.S. citizens Monday, citing increased threats from terrorist groups such as ISIL and al-Qa’ida. Authorities believe that terror attacks are more likely as members of ISIL return from Syria and Iraq, and say that the alert will expire on February 24, 2016. The map below illustrates the Global Terrorism Index, a 10-point index that ranks terrorism’s effect on a country, and ISIS’s global strategy.

Data is curated by findthedata.com and sourced from Institute for Economics and Peace, Institute for the Study of War.

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