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Eye on Extremism: June 20

“Afghan officials said Wednesday that at least 13 soldiers were killed and eight more wounded in attacks by Taliban militants in the western Badghis province. It was the first major assault by the Afghan Taliban after a brief truce with the government for the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday over the...
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A few years ago, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube found themselves under withering criticism from governments around the world who said their platforms had become a haven for bad actors seeking to spread damaging propaganda. The problem then wasn't Russian election meddling. It was Islamic State...
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Eye on Extremism: June 19

“Authorities fear ISIS may have assigned a top bomb-maker to arm unmanned drones with bombs.” [VIDEO] CNN: Fears Over ISIS Use Of Bomb-Carrying Drones “U.S. allies in the war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have found and destroyed an massive cache of narcotics previously held by...
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Eye on Extremism: June 18

“A remarkable thing happened in Afghanistan’s war. There were nearly two days of peace. As cease-fires by the government and the Taliban took hold, security forces and insurgents celebrated and took pictures together for the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy fasting month...
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Eye on Extremism: June 15

“In an interview with Iranian-funded, Arabic news channel Al-Alam, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad discussed a wide range of issues, including the Iranian presence in the southern part of his country and the possibility of visiting Tehran soon. The interview started with questions about southern...
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Eye on Extremism: June 14

“Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said he needs the assistance of Iranian and Hizballah forces in Syria and they will stay for as long as they deem necessary. In an interview with Iran's Al-Alam TV late on June 13, Assad said Iran did not have any military bases in Syria, unlike Russia, but he...
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Eye on Extremism: June 13

“Yemeni forces, backed by a Saudi-led military coalition, launched an assault on Yemen’s most important port early Wednesday, despite efforts by the United Nations to broker a deal to avert a battle it said could trigger a massive humanitarian crisis. Its forces have “started a military operation...
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Eye on Extremism: June 12

“The U.S. Army on Saturday> identified the American soldier killed in a firefight with al Qaeda-affiliated al Shabaab militants as Staff Sgt. Alexander Conrad. Conrad was killed on Friday, while four other soldiers were wounded in an operation against the militant group. The Army said Conrad was...