Eye on Extremism

Extremism News Roundup

September 29, 2023

Eye on Extremism: September 29, 2023

“At least 42 people were killed and dozens more injured in southwestern Pakistan Friday when a suspected suicide bomb blast ripped through a religious procession, police and local media say. The attack near a mosque in Mastung, a volatile district in...

Extremism News Roundup

September 28, 2023

Eye on Extremism: September 28, 2023

“Afghanistan's Taliban says it has captured 200 suspected militants for staging deadly cross-border attacks against Pakistan and has implemented other "concrete steps" to "neutralize" the terrorist activity, VOA learned from Pakistani officials privy...

Extremism News Roundup

September 27, 2023

Eye on Extremism: September 27, 2023

“The U.N.’s most powerful body must support governments seeking to legally declare the intensifying crackdown by Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers on women and girls “gender apartheid,” the head of the U.N. agency promoting gender equality said Tuesday...

Extremism News Roundup

September 26, 2023

Eye on Extremism: September 26, 2023

“The U.S. military said Monday it had captured an operator for the Islamic State extremist group during a helicopter raid in northern Syria. The operator, Abu Halil al-Fad’ani, “was assessed to have relationships throughout the ISIS network in the...

Extremism News Roundup

September 25, 2023

Eye on Extremism: September 25, 2023

“Israeli airstrikes struck militant sites in Gaza on Sunday for the third straight day, the Israeli military said, after Palestinian militants near the border fence launched incendiary balloons into Israel and threw an explosive at soldiers. The...

Extremism News Roundup

September 22, 2023

Eye on Extremism: September 22, 2023

“Attacks in northern Mali have more than doubled since U.N. peacekeepers completed the first phase of their withdrawal last month after a decade of fighting Islamic extremists, resulting in more than 150 deaths. In one brazen attack, militants...

Extremism News Roundup

September 21, 2023

Eye on Extremism: September 21, 2023

“At least 462 Al-Shabaab members were killed last weekend in Somalia, Ethiopian National Defense Forces [ENDF] confirmed, in an attempted ambush at a military base controlled by the Ethiopian troops serving in the African Union Transition Mission in...

Extremism News Roundup

September 20, 2023

Eye on Extremism: September 20, 2023

“Iraqi President Abdul Latif Rashid will summon Turkey's ambassador to Iraq to protest a drone strike on a small airport in the Kurdistan region on Monday that left several members of the Iraqi security forces dead, a presidency statement said Three...

Extremism News Roundup

September 19, 2023

Eye on Extremism: September 19, 2023

“The Taliban have detained 18 staffers, including a foreigner, from a nongovernmental organization based in Afghanistan, the nonprofit group said Friday. NGOs have come under greater scrutiny since the Taliban seized control of the country two years...

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September 18, 2023

Eye on Extremism: September 18, 2023

“Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso, three West African Sahel nations ruled by military juntas, signed a security pact on Saturday promising to come to the aid of each other in case of any rebellion or external aggression. The three countries are...

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On September 26, 2018, an improvised explosive device planted at the foot of a bridge exploded, killing eight soldiers in the lead vehicle of a Burkinabe military convoy traveling in northern Burkina Faso. 

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