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Eye on Extremism: January 20

Yesterday, Counter Extremism Project, or (CEP), a non-profit organization that partners with agencies and governments worldwide to combat ideological extremists and terrorists, released a new and improved database, along with a slew of updated profiles, including information on dozens of well-known...
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Eye on Extremism: January 19

“As the battle for Mosul looks like it will lead to a clear defeat for Islamic State (Isis/Daesh), the group is shifting its focus back to Syria. IS recently launched two major offensives in the country, one targeting and later capturing Palmyra in December last year, and the other this week...
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CEP Releases Resources on Mali, Burkina Faso, Following Deadly Truck Bombing

CEP released updated resources on Mali, Burkina Faso, and Islamist extremist group al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb following a suicide truck bombing at a military camp in the northern Mali city of Gao that killed at least 47 people and wounded more than 100. The attack targeted Malian soldiers and members of pro-government forces who were set to begin mixed patrols, a key step in the implementation of a peace agreement between the government and Tuareg rebels that ended a 2012-2013 separatist movement in Gao and surrounding areas. AQIM and other violent Islamist groups opposed the peace agreement.
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Eye on Extremism: January 18

“Farid has long wanted to develop the same type of program for terrorist content, and he gave an interview to The Atlantic this summer explaining that he was waiting for companies to get onboard. To that end, he partnered with a nonprofit called the Counter Extremism Project (CEP), where he...
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CEP Releases Updated Database of Terrorists and Extremists

CEP released the Terrorists and Extremists Database, an updated, searchable list and interactive map of detailed biographical information on more than 400 of the world’s most dangerous leaders, propagandists, operatives, and terror financiers. The Database features new graphics and search categories that allow users to more easily locate, organize, and compare information. Users can search the database in a number of different ways: by name, organization, type of leader, type of operative, and by country of origin.
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Eye on Extremism: January 17

“Like many Americans, the two of us have strong reasons to hope that 2017 is better than recent years. On Nov. 13, 2015, Beatriz’s daughter, Nohemi, was killed in the Paris terror attacks by an Islamic State cell operating out of Brussels. On March 22, 2016, Cameron’s husband,...
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On Nov. 13, 2015, Beatriz’s daughter, Nohemi, was killed in the Paris terror attacks by an Islamic State cell operating out of Brussels. On March 22, 2016, Cameron’s husband, Alexander, and her sister-in-law, Sascha, were murdered at the Brussels Airport by terrorists from the same cell...
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Eye on Extremism: January 13

“Iraqi special forces pushed forward to reach a second bridge that links eastern Mosul to the city's west, which is still fully controlled by Islamic State, a military statement said on Friday. Troops further north meanwhile battled to try to seize the strategic Mosul University area, capture...