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July 9, 2021

Eye on Extremism: July 9, 2021

“A British man who used Bitcoin to pay to free Daesh members from detention in Syria has been convicted of terror offenses. Hisham Chaudhary, 28, was also found guilty in a Birmingham court of two counts of entering terrorist fundraising arrangements...

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July 8, 2021

Eye on Extremism: July 8, 2021

“U.S.-backed Syrian fighters and American troops foiled an attack with drones Wednesday on a base housing members of the U.S.-led coalition in eastern Syria, the Syrian Democratic Forces said. In neighboring Iraq, rockets hit a base housing U.S...

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July 7, 2021

Eye on Extremism: July 7, 2021

“Nigerian authorities in northwest Kaduna state have closed 13 schools after more than 140 students were kidnapped Monday from a Baptist high school. The closures follow a string of armed attacks on schools that authorities say threaten to...

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July 6, 2021

Eye on Extremism: July 6, 2021

“The leader of an Iran-backed Iraqi militia has vowed to retaliate against America for the deaths of four of his men in a U.S. airstrike along the Iraq-Syria border last month, saying it will be a military operation everyone will talk about. Abu Alaa...

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July 2, 2021

Eye on Extremism: July 2, 2021

“Troops have killed at least 37 ISWAP-Boko Haram terrorists in Bula Yobe, Jabullam, Yobe State, in a joint military operation by the air task force and ground troops of the Nigerian military. Similarly, airstrikes by the Nigerian Air Force attack...

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July 1, 2021

Eye on Extremism: July 1, 2021

“After the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) cracked down on cells affiliated with the Islamic State (IS), the latter’s activity seems to have diminished, especially in June, which was the quietest month in terms of IS operations in the SDF-held areas...

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June 30, 2021

Eye on Extremism: June 30, 2021

“Two suspected jihadists including a local commander have been detained after a massacre in the village of Solhan in northeast Burkina Faso earlier this month, the public prosecutor said Tuesday. The attack, which claimed at least 132 lives, was...

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June 29, 2021

Eye on Extremism: June 29, 2021

“U.S. troops in northeast Syria came under rocket fire Monday night after Iran-backed militias vowed revenge for U.S. airstrikes earlier that day in Iraq and Syria, a sign that fighting may be evolving into sustained confrontation. A spokesman for...

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June 28, 2021

Eye on Extremism: June 28, 2021

“A Hezbollah-affiliated commander was assassinated in southern Syria on Saturday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported the killing of Aref Al Jahmani, a prominent figure aligned with Hezbollah in the town of Saida, which is in Deraa...

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June 25, 2021

Eye on Extremism: June 25, 2021

“Northeast Nigeria's conflict with Islamist insurgencies had killed nearly 350,000 people as of the end of 2020, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said on Thursday. The toll, given by the U.N. agency in a new study on the war and its...

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On July 23, 2016, two suicide bombers targeted members of Afghanistan’s Hazara ethnic minority who were demonstrating in Kabul. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, which killed at least 97 people and injured 260 others. 

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