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Eye on Extremism: March 4, 2021

“The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the killing of three women working for a local radio and TV station in eastern Afghanistan, the latest in a spike in targeted killings across the war-tor country. Dozens of people gathered Wednesday for the funerals of...
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Eye on Extremism: March 3, 2021

“The United States imposed sanctions Tuesday on two senior leaders of the Iranian-backed Houthi militant group in Yemen. “Mansur Al-Sa’adi and Ahmad ‘Ali Ahsan al-Hamzi are responsible for orchestrating attacks by Houthi forces impacting Yemeni civilians, bordering nations,...
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Eye on Extremism: March 2, 2021

“Despite concerns that the sharp drawdown of international troops over the past year might negatively impact counterterrorism activities, Iraq has announced the killing of several high-level commanders and operatives since late January. Following a double suicide attack on a working-class...

ISIS Redux: The Central Syria Insurgency in February 2021

Following is the February 2021 installment of “ISIS Redux: The Central Syria Insurgency,” a monthly chronicle of attacks by the terrorist group ISIS in central Syria. Previous editions of ISIS Redux can be viewed through the following links: ...

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Extremist Content Online: CEP Continues to Find Pro-ISIS Propaganda on YouTube

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. Last week, CEP researchers located a YouTube video advertising a pro-ISIS propaganda website. Additionally, CEP researchers located a copy of the thirteenth issue of the pro-ISIS web magazine “Voice of Hind” on the Internet Archive that featured an article warning the group’s supporters of intelligence and law enforcement officials’ presence on the internet to disrupt ISIS online communities.
Extremism News Roundup

Eye on Extremism: March 1, 2021

“Gunmen kidnapped 317 girls from a boarding school in northwest Nigeria, police said Friday, the latest in a rising tide of high-school abductions across Africa’s most populous nation, where kidnapping for ransom has become a lucrative industry. Dozens of armed militants broke into the...