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Eye on Extremism: July 2, 2020

“Taliban commanders have confirmed that Russia has offered financial and material support to its members in exchange for attacking US forces in Afghanistan. The practice was first reported on Friday by The New York Times, which cited US intelligence officials. President Donald Trump has since...
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Security Deteriorating In West Africa As Terror Groups End Alliance

Recent attacks by Jamaat Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM) and the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara—local affiliates of al-Qaeda and ISIS—against one another is punctuating a security breakdown in West Africa, a region already challenged by ongoing violence. Extremists had held a loose alliance to fight Western-backed governments across the Sahel, but that has broken in recent months under the weight of the French-led and American-backed military campaign to eliminate the terror threat.
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ISIS Redux: The Central Syria Insurgency in June 2020

Following is the June installment of “ISIS Redux: The Central Syria Insurgency,” a monthly update on the ongoing attacks by the terrorist group ISIS in central Syria. The May update can be read ...

Extremism News Roundup

Eye on Extremism: July 1, 2020

“Leaders from the five countries of West Africa’s Sahel region — Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger — on Tuesday called for intensifying counter-terrorism operations supported by the French military that have already seen successes in the recent months despite...
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Tech & Terrorism: Major Corporations Boycott Facebook Ad Spending Over Content Moderation Mishandling

Iconic consumer brands have begun pledging to temporarily or indefinitely halt advertisements on Facebook due to its consistent mishandling of extremist content, hateful rhetoric, and divisive information on its site. The boycott by more than 100 leading advertisers reflects ongoing frustration over Facebook’s ineffective content moderation processes, allowing advertisements to run adjacent to questionable content on its platform.
Extremism News Roundup

Eye on Extremism: Jun 30, 2020

"American officials provided a written briefing in late February to President Trump laying out their conclusion that a Russian military intelligence unit offered and paid bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill U.S. and coalition troops in Afghanistan, two officials familiar with the matter...