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Eye on Extremism: July 19

“Three of the leading international powers involved in Syria's war—the U.S., Russia and Iran—are looking to expand and fortify their military presence in the country by building and upgrading foreign bases, with some already in the works. U.S. special operations forces have been involved in...
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Eye on Extremism: July 18

“U.S.-backed Syrian fighters fought Islamic State militants in the heart of Raqqa, the extremists' self-styled capital, on Monday, as scores of civilians fled areas controlled by the group. The Kurdish-led group has been one of the most effective forces fighting IS in Syria, but has also...
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Eye on Extremism: July 17

“The battle of Mosul is over, but the war against the Islamic State is far from done. The militants have lost some 60 percent of the territory they controlled at the peak of their expansion, but that leaves a sizable area, mostly in Syria but also Iraq, to be recaptured. Much of it is...
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Eye on Extremism: July 14

“Scores of civilians are fleeing Syria's Raqqa traumatized, with families torn apart and conditions worsening as the battle to oust Islamic State intensifies, a senior U.N. official said on Thursday. The number of people escaping has risen rapidly in recent weeks, Sajjad Malik, the U.N...
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Eye on Extremism: July 13

“Iraqi forces clashed with Islamic State militants holding out in Mosul's Old City on Wednesday, more than 36 hours after Baghdad declared victory over the jihadists in what they had declared the de facto Iraqi capital of their ‘caliphate’. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's victory...
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ISIS Continues Brutal Campaign Despite Mosul Loss

ISIS’s loss of Mosul after a three-year reign of terror does not end the group’s presence in Iraq and Syria, nor its ability to spread its extremist ideology targeting women, gay people, and members of other religions through affiliates in Africa and Southeast Asia. In Iraq and Syria, the terrorist group still controls Tal Afar, Hawija, large parts of Anbar Province and towns in the the Euphrates River valley.
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Eye on Extremism: July 12

“Islamic State has captured most of a village south of Mosul despite losing control of its stronghold in the city, an Iraqi army officer and residents said, deploying guerrilla-style tactics as its self-proclaimed caliphate crumbles. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over...
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Nice, France Truck Ramming Began Wave of Deadly Vehicle Terror Attacks

On July 14, 2016, 31-year-old Tunisian Mohamed Lahouajej-Bouhlel rammed a truck into a crowd of people watching a Bastille Day fireworks display in Nice, France, killing 86 people. In the year since the Nice attack, at least nine high-profile terrorist incidents were carried out using motor vehicles as the primary weapon. CEP's Remembering the Nice Attack brings together detailed information about the attack, the perpetrator, and subsequent vehicle attacks.