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September 21, 2021

Eye on Extremism: September 21, 2021

“A new report released Monday warned that the human rights gains made by Afghanistan during the last two decades are at risk of collapsing following the Taliban's takeover of the country more than a month ago. The Islamist movement is wasting no time...

Press Release

September 20, 2021

Extremist Content Online: Violent Extremist Content Found On Instagram, TikTok, YouTube

(New York, N.Y.) — 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. Over the last week multiple pieces of pro-ISIS, white...

CounterPoint Blog

Understanding ISIS’s Damascus Attack

Late Friday night an ISIS cell detonated bombs at three locations on the outskirts of Damascus, destroying the main pipeline carrying gas to the Deir Ali and Tishreen power plants and two nearby power pylons. This was the first confirmed ISIS attack...

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September 20, 2021

"According to Counter Extremism Project (CEP) research analyst Riza Kumar, ISIS-K is estimated to have a force of at least 2,000 affiliated fighters. The group, which was officially accepted by the core ISIS group as an affiliate in January 2015, was...

Extremism News Roundup

September 20, 2021

Eye on Extremism: September 20, 2021

“The bodies of Indonesia’s most wanted militant with ties to the Islamic State group and a follower, who were killed in a jungle shootout with security forces, were evacuated early Sunday to a police hospital for further investigation, police said...

Press Release

September 17, 2021

U.N.-Sanctioned Taliban Stalwarts At The Helm Of New Afghan Government

A month after the Taliban conquered Kabul and declared the restoration of their Islamic Emirate, a new administration in Afghanistan has taken shape. Senior positions have been handed to numerous internationally designated figures, including members...

Extremism News Roundup

September 17, 2021

Eye on Extremism: September 17, 2021

“The United States imposed sanctions on Thursday on five al Qaeda supporters working out of Turkey to provide financial services and travel help to the militant group, the Treasury Department said on Thursday. “These targeted sanctions highlight the...

Extremism News Roundup

September 16, 2021

Eye on Extremism: September 16, 2021

“An explosion from suicide bombing has killed at least 11 people Tuesday in the Somali capital, witnesses and officials said. Witnesses said a suicide bomber walked into a teashop made of corrugated tin and detonated an explosive vest. The attack...

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September 16, 2021

"More than half of the Taliban’s 33-member cabinet in Afghanistan are on the UN Security Council's (UNSC) terrorism blacklist, according to the Counter Extremism Project (CEP)...Dr Hans-Jakob Schindler, a senior director of the CEP – an international...

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September 15, 2021

CEP research cited: "The Taliban announced the formation of an interim government for Afghanistan on September 7. The lineup of senior positions includes former Guantanamo inmates, members of a US-designated terror group and the subjects of...

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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.

In Their Own Words:

The current stage demands that we exhaust the enemy until it whines and moans due to economic and military bleeding. It is in this context that the operations outside the theatre in which the enemy expects us to strike, operations on enemy soil and beyond enemy lines becomes evident.

Ayman al-Zawahiri, Leader of al-Qaeda Sept. 11, 2021
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