By Devin Proudfit 

Al Qaeda is on top again as the deadliest terrorist organization in the world. Less than 4 months ago Boko Haram a terrorist group based out of Nigeria had become the world’s deadliest terrorist group by surpassing Al Qaeda in killings at the beginning of 2016. Al Qaeda caught up very quickly and again became the deadliest terrorist organization in the world.

Al Qaeda’s first attack this year was on January 17th in Burkina Faso where they attacked two hotels, a coffee shop and a police station and ended up killing 30 people. Al Qaeda on March 14th added another deadly attack on the beach of the Ivory Coast as six attackers walk down the beach killing whoever they could until Ivorian officers killed all six attackers. Fourteen civilians were killed along with two officers and the six attackers.