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Extremism News Roundup

September 19, 2022

Eye on Extremism: September 19, 2022

“Afghanistan's Taliban freed on Monday American engineer Mark Frerichs in exchange for an Afghan tribal leader linked to the Taliban who the United States had held on drugs charges since 2005, the group's acting foreign minister said. Frerichs was...

Extremism News Roundup

September 16, 2022

Eye on Extremism: September 16, 2022

“The Taliban have summarily executed members of a resistance group fighting against their harsh rule in Afghanistan. A video filmed and shared on the Taliban's group chats shows a group of five blindfolded fighters who have their hands tied behind...

Extremism News Roundup

September 15, 2022

Eye on Extremism: September 15, 2022

“Hamdi Alqudsi has been found guilty of planning a series of attacks as leader of a Sydney terrorist organisation known as the Shura in 2014. The verdict was handed down by a NSW Supreme Court jury on Thursday. Alqudsi knowingly directed the...

Extremism News Roundup

September 14, 2022

Eye on Extremism: September 14, 2022

“California Governor Gavin Newsom said on Tuesday he had signed a bill into law requiring transparency of social media companies, a move that could draw criticism from tech firms and industry groups. The law, AB-587, will require social media...

Extremism News Roundup

September 13, 2022

Eye on Extremism: September 13, 2022

“CBS News has confirmed military prosecutors and defense attorneys are negotiating potential plea deals that could take the death penalty off the table for five defendants charged in connection with the 9/11 attack – and some families of victims are...

Extremism News Roundup

September 12, 2022

Eye on Extremism: September 12, 2022

“Six years after Belgium's deadliest peacetime attack, a Brussels court will this week host a landmark trial that survivors hope will mark a step forward in their recovery and that of their nation. The case against alleged members of an Islamic State...

Extremism News Roundup

September 9, 2022

Eye on Extremism: September 9, 2022

“Cuba’s deputy foreign minister accused the Biden administration of acting immorally, illegitimately and unfairly by keeping Cuba on the list of state sponsors of terrorism, claiming it has been a victim of state-sponsored terrorism by the United...

Extremism News Roundup

September 8, 2022

Eye on Extremism: September 8, 2022

“At least six people were beheaded and an Italian nun killed on Tuesday by Islamic State-linked insurgents in Mozambique's Nampula province, authorities said on Wednesday. Speaking in the resort town of Xai Xai north of the capital Maputo, President...

Extremism News Roundup

September 7, 2022

Eye on Extremism: September 7, 2022

“A divided U.S. appeals court on Tuesday said HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA.L) was not liable to the families of two American contractors killed in an al-Qaeda suicide bombing of a CIA base in Afghanistan, after the bank allegedly evaded U.S. sanctions...

Extremism News Roundup

September 6, 2022

Eye on Extremism: September 6, 2022

“The third high-profile terrorism trial in France in two years opened on Monday in Paris, with eight defendants facing charges in a 2016 attack in the Mediterranean city of Nice that left more than 80 people dead and hundreds more injured or...

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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.


On October 4, 2017, suspected ISIS fighters ambushed a military vehicle convoy outside the village of Tongo Tongo in Tillabéri, Niger. Five Nigeriens, four U.S. soldiers, and at least 21 militants were killed. The attack also left eight Nigeriens and two American troops wounded.   

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