The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is set to launch a global terrorism database next month, which will be the first attempt to collect data on the attacks by Islamic State and other radicalised groups.
The database will be made public by the ITU on November 25.
The data will be available to the public via a link on its website, which states that the database is “the first to be released to the general public” following the US attack on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, on November 12.
The link also says the database will contain “the information needed to determine if the terrorist attack was a US-led coalition attack or a targeted attack against a specific individual or group”.
The database is being developed by a consortium of the ITO, the UN’s Department of Human Rights and International Security and the International Civil Aviation Organization.
According to the consortium, the data will include the number of fatalities, the number and type of attacks, and whether they occurred in or outside the country.
The ITO and the consortium also said the database “will enable authorities to identify potential individuals, groups, or entities involved in international terrorism”.
The data, the ITOs said, will help to determine “the risks posed by international terrorism, including its potential for military, political or economic warfare”.
The information will also provide the public with “information on individual activities and motivations associated with the commission of international terrorism offences”.
“The information will provide relevant information about individuals, their activities, their affiliations, affiliations with other individuals, and the motivations for their actions,” the ITOS said.
In January 2017, the US and its allies launched an air strike against Islamic State militants in Afghanistan, killing more than 70 people.
At the time, the coalition said it was taking advantage of the fact that IS was “largely contained” in Afghanistan to help it target a terrorist group.
“We are not seeking to expand the battlefield, but rather to defeat and ultimately destroy it,” said US Central Command in a statement.
“In a moment of crisis, this air strike will have an even greater impact, enabling us to achieve the military victory that we seek.”
In a statement at the time of the air strike, the Pentagon said it had targeted “the leadership and financial resources of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, formerly known as ISIS or ISIL)”, a group “known for using sophisticated social media, communications, and other methods to deceive its enemies and spread its extremist ideology across the world”.
The coalition said the air strikes had targeted ISIL fighters and equipment and had killed “a significant number of ISIL fighters”.
However, according to a report from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the majority of the attacks were carried out by Afghan forces and by Afghan security forces.
A separate report by the United Nations Office for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) also noted that “the majority of attacks were conducted by Afghan and foreign armed forces”.
The OCHA report said there was “no evidence” that the US or its allies had carried out any attacks on IS targets, but that the Afghan military had carried them out.
According, OSCE, “the Afghan military has not provided any evidence that the Taliban and their allies conducted any air attacks against coalition forces or coalition installations.”
The OCSCE also noted “no credible evidence” of IS using a drone, which has been deployed in the conflict, and “no reliable information on the extent to which coalition forces were aware of or used drones to attack ISIL targets.”
The Pentagon did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the OSCE report.