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Eye on Extremism: April 25

“U.S. military officials said they have seen an increasing number of small arms provided by the Russian government, including machine guns and antiaircraft weapons, in the hands of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan over the past 18 months. U.S. officials have complained that the Kremlin has...
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Eye on Extremism: April 24

“The Taliban's deadly raid Friday on a northern army base that killed or wounded more than 100 people was revenge for the deaths of two of its officials in the region, a spokesman for the group told CNN. As many as 140 people may have been killed in the attack, sources close to the situation told...
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Eye on Extremism: April 21

“A gunman wielding an assault rifle on Thursday night killed a police officer on the city’s most iconic boulevard, the Champs-Élysées, stirring France’s worst fears of a terrorist attack, which could tip voting in a hotly contested presidential election that starts on Sunday. The...
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Eye on Extremism: April 20

Fox News: CEP Spokesperson Tara Maller Discusses Continuing Provocations By North Korea And The Trump Administration's Options In The Region. “Earlier in April he was spotted in the northern countryside of the central Syrian province of Hama, where the forces of President Bashar al-Assad have...
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ISIS and Al-Qaeda, Linked by Roots in Muslim Brotherhood, Discuss Alliance

Rivals ISIS and al-Qaeda, are reportedly discussing forging an alliance. Although they split in 2014 and have been competing since, CEP notes that their shared origins in the Muslim Brotherhood and its ideology based on the writings of Sayyid Qutb, could allow leaders of the two groups to overcome their differences and potentially join forces. Before ascending to the highest positions of ISIS and al-Qaeda, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Ayman al-Zawahiri belonged to the Muslim Brotherhood, which served—as it does today—as a bridge between young Islamists and more violent jihadist groups.
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Eye on Extremism: April 19

“An Iraqi unit with U.S. and Australian advisers was hit by an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) mustard agent, CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports. Twenty-five Iraqis required treatment but none of the advisers were injured Sunday, Martin reports. Brigadier...
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Eye on Extremism: April 18

CBS News: CEP Senior Advisor and Dartmouth College Computer Science Professor Dr. Hany Farid discusses solutions for quickly removing violent content from social media sites in the wake of the murder video posted on Facebook. CBS News: CEP President Fran Townsend discusses options to defuse North...
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Eye on Extremism: April 17

“At least 94 Islamic State fighters were killed when the US military dropped America's most powerful non-nuclear bomb on ISIS targets in Afghanistan, an Afghan official said Saturday. ‘The number of Daesh fighters killed in the US bomb in Achin district jumped to 94, including four...