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September 27, 2022

Iran’s IRGC Launches Cross-Border Attacks In Iraq To Quell Support For Protest Movement

Since Saturday, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Crops (IRGC) has launched numerous attacks on Iranian Kurdish separatist groups in northern Iraq—the Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan and the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan. The groups had...

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September 23, 2022

Tech & Terrorism: YouTube And Meta Platforms Announce New Effort To Fight Online Extremism

Last week, Google-owned YouTube along with Meta announced that they would expand their efforts to fight online extremism. YouTube stated that the company would “expand its policies on violent extremism to remove content that glorifies violent acts...

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September 23, 2022

U.N. Report: As Syrian Conflict Intensifies, Civilians Face Risk Of Increased Hardship

A new report issued by the United Nations’ commission charged with investigating human rights violations in Syria warns the country is at risk of renewed widespread large-scale combat. In particular, the report points to human rights and humanitarian...

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September 14, 2022

EU Announces Additional Military Aid To Combat ISIS Resurgence In Mozambique

This week, the European Union (EU) announced plans to boost financial support to Mozambique in its fight against ISIS. According to EU officials, the €15 million in military aid will be allocated towards equipping forces on the ground combating a...

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September 12, 2022

Extremist Content Online: White Supremacist Raising Money On GiveSendGo To Support Campground To Be Used For Training

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) reports weekly on the methods used by extremists to exploit the Internet and social media platforms to recruit followers and incite violence. At the beginning of September, CEP researchers identified a fundraising...

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September 9, 2022

Extremist Content Online: Facebook Edition

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) reports weekly on the methods used by extremists to exploit Meta-owned Facebook to spread propaganda, recruit followers, and incite violence in order to hold the popular social media platform accountable for its...

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September 9, 2022

CEP Webinar: The Current Terrorism Threat Posed By ISIS And al-Qaeda

Despite a reduction of Islamist terror attacks in Europe, both ISIS and al-Qaeda networks continue to operate successfully in several regions: a suicide attack by the Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISIS-K) against the Russian embassy in Kabul on...

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September 8, 2022

Paris Terror Court Sees Eight Stand Accused Of Supporting Bastille Day Attacker

The trial of eight defendants accused of providing support to Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel began this week in Paris. Lahouaiej-Bouhlel was a Tunisian resident of France who killed 86 people and injured 450 others when he drove a semi-truck through a...

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September 1, 2022

Extremist Content Online: Facebook Edition

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) reports weekly on the methods used by extremists to exploit Meta-owned Facebook to spread propaganda, recruit followers, and incite violence in order to hold the popular social media platform accountable for its...

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August 31, 2022

CEP Policy Brief: Prosecution Of German Women Returning From Syria And Iraq

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) today published a new policy brief, Prosecution of German Women Returning from Syria and Iraq: Insights and Recommendations for Policymakers and Security Agencies, the first in a series of papers analyzing the...

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