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Extremism News Roundup

March 31, 2023

Eye on Extremism: March 31, 2023

“A senior Al-Shabaab commander within the fragile Lower Shabelle region has surrendered to the federal government of Somalia, state media reported, in what was termed as ‘tremendous gain’ in the war against the Al-Qaeda- linked group just moments...

Extremism News Roundup

March 30, 2023

Eye on Extremism: March 30, 2023

“Greek authorities said police were continuing searches in Athens and other parts of the country Wednesday following the arrest of two suspects accused of planning an attack at Jewish center in a busy downtown area of the Greek capital. The two men...

Extremism News Roundup

March 29, 2023

Eye on Extremism: March 29, 2023

“The terrorism threat level in Northern Ireland has been raised from ‘substantial’ to ‘severe’ just days before a potential visit to the country by US President Joe Biden, but the White House has said the change won’t alter his plans. The decision to...

Extremism News Roundup

March 28, 2023

Eye on Extremism: March 28, 2023

“Islamic State-Khorasan, an offshoot of the Islamic State militant group, has claimed a suicide attack that killed six people and wounded 12 others on March 27 near the Foreign Ministry in the Afghan capital of Kabul. After the Taliban's return to...

Extremism News Roundup

March 27, 2023

Eye on Extremism: March 27, 2023

“Members of the Islamic State group have kidnapped dozens of people in a central province and the bodies of some have been found with their throats slit, an opposition war monitor and pro-government media reported Friday. The Britain-based Syrian...

Extremism News Roundup

March 24, 2023

Eye on Extremism: March 24, 2023

“After ISIS promised in 2014 that the world would ‘hear and understand the meaning of terrorism,’ fervent western support came from a Jamaican preacher once imprisoned in Britain for urging violence, and later expelled from Kenya by officials fearing...

Extremism News Roundup

March 23, 2023

Eye on Extremism: March 23, 2023

“The number of people killed in Mali continued to increase in 2022, a UN report said Wednesday, also linking more than a third of human rights violations to security forces. The UN mission in Mali, MINUSMA, was created in 2013 to help stabilise the...

Extremism News Roundup

March 22, 2023

Eye on Extremism: March 22, 2023

“A Pakistani court on Tuesday granted former Prime Minister Imran Khan a weeklong bail in two new cases in which he faces terrorism charges, officials said. The ruling gave the embattled ousted premier and now popular opposition leader another brief...

Extremism News Roundup

March 21, 2023

Eye on Extremism: March 21, 2023

“The Somali National Army [SNA] will commence the second and perhaps the final phase of the Al-Shabaab crackdown during the Holy month of Ramadan, a senior security advisor has said, as the country makes serious progress in the fight against the...

Extremism News Roundup

March 20, 2023

Eye on Extremism: March 20, 2023

“Israeli and Palestinian officials were holding talks in Egypt on Sunday ‘to restore calm’ after a surge in deadly violence in the occupied West Bank, Egypt's foreign ministry said. The meeting, which follows similar talks last month in Jordan where...

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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.


On March 30, 2020, an al-Shabaab suicide bomber mounted the vehicle of Abdisalan Hasan Hersi, a governor in Somalia’s Puntland, as he parked his car near a police station. The jihadist detonated his explosive device, killing Hersi and seriously wounding a former police commander and a civilian.  

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