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Eye on Extremism: October 20

“CIA Director Mike Pompeo on Thursday said ISIS remains an ‘enormous threat’ despite setbacks the terror group has suffered on the battlefield, including being driven from the group's self-declared capital of Raqqa. ‘It is clearly the case that there are terrorists around...
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Eye on Extremism: October 19

“Kurdish Peshmerga forces have retreated to positions they held in northern Iraq in June 2014 in response to an Iraqi army advance into the region after a Kurdish independence referendum, a senior Iraqi commander said on Wednesday An Iraqi military statement said government forces had taken...
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Eye on Extremism: October 18

“Warfare today is increasingly unconventional, and the need to ensure online security against a modern host of threats is paramount. But more than ever, those threats are testing Europe’s ability to maintain a safe and secure virtual space. In Western Europe, a new wave of terrorism is...
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Eye on Extremism: October 17

“U.S.-backed Syrian forces said Tuesday that Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters had been completely defeated in the city of Raqqa, which the Islamic extremist group had held and ruled over brutally as a de-facto capital for more than three years. Earlier on Tuesday the ISIS...
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Eye on Extremism: October 16

“When a double truck bombing shattered the night in Mogadishu on Saturday, rescue workers began the grim search for survivors that has become all too common as Somalia battles an Islamist insurgency. They picked through burned-out cars and hunted as best they could in a collapsed hotel. But...
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Register Today: CEP Event to Probe Solutions to Online Extremism

Registration is being accepted for CEP's November 13 panel discussion in Washington, D.C. on the challenges of extremism and terrorism in an online world. Speakers will include Dr. Hany Farid, the world’s leading authority on digital forensics; National Security expert and Vice President of the New America Foundation Peter Bergen; and Fran Townsend, former Homeland Security Advisor to President George W. Bush.
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Eye on Extremism: October 13

“Islamic State suicide attackers killed at least 50 people in a triple car bomb attack on Thursday among a group of refugees in northeast Syria, a medical source in the Kurdish Red Crescent said. A large number of people were also injured by the three car bombs set off by the attackers, the...
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Eye on Extremism: October 12

“In 2016, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter announced that they would work together to develop new technology to quickly identify and remove extremism-related content from their platforms. Despite some progress, serious problems remain. For example, the ISIS video ‘The Religion...