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Extremism News Roundup

January 23, 2023

Eye on Extremism: January 23, 2023

“The United States carried out a strike in Somalia that killed approximately 30 al-Shabaab fighters, US Africa Command said in a statement Saturday. US forces on Friday “conducted a collective self-defense strike” in support of Somalia National Army...

Extremism News Roundup

January 20, 2023

Eye on Extremism: January 20, 2023

“Three suicide drones attacked a U.S. base in eastern Syria on Friday, wounding two Syrian opposition fighters, the U.S. military said. No Americans were hurt in the attack. It was not clear who was behind the drone attack, but Iran-backed fighters...

Extremism News Roundup

January 19, 2023

Eye on Extremism: January 19, 2023

“The European Parliament on Thursday called for Iran’s Revolutionary Guard to be put on the European Union’s terrorist list and insisted that sanctions targeting Tehran had to be expanded after the violent suppression of protests. In a nonbinding...

Extremism News Roundup

January 18, 2023

Eye on Extremism: January 18, 2023

“The United Nations has designated an anti-India militant being held in Pakistan as a global terrorist, the world body’s second such designation stemming from the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai that killed 166 people. The announcement regarding...

Extremism News Roundup

January 17, 2023

Eye on Extremism: January 17, 2023

“Enough was enough. For 13 years, extremists with al-Qaida’s East Africa affiliate had controlled Mohamud Adow’s village in central Somalia, imposing harsh ideology and arresting local teachers and traditional leaders. Then, word came that Somali...

Extremism News Roundup

January 13, 2023

Eye on Extremism: January 13, 2023

“Britain is actively considering proscribing Iran's Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organisation but has not reached a final decision on the matter, foreign office minister Leo Docherty told parliament on Thursday. "It would be wrong of me to...

Extremism News Roundup

January 12, 2023

Eye on Extremism: January 12, 2023

“A large explosion caused by a suicide bomber in Kabul's diplomatic district left at least 13 people dead and others injured Wednesday in the latest attack targeting Afghanistan's Taliban regime, according to a CBS News source. The blast happened at...

Extremism News Roundup

January 11, 2023

Eye on Extremism: January 11, 2023

“The United States accused Russian military contractors backed by the Kremlin on Tuesday of interfering in the internal affairs of African countries and “increasing the likelihood that violent extremism will grow” in the Sahel region which is facing...

Extremism News Roundup

January 10, 2023

Eye on Extremism: January 10, 2023

“The Somalia-based al-Shabab extremist group has denied having contact with the Somali government after the country’s deputy defense minister claimed that the extremists had for the first time asked to negotiate. An unnamed al-Shabab official with...

Extremism News Roundup

January 9, 2023

Eye on Extremism: January 9, 2023

“Somalia’s government claimed Saturday that the al-Shabab extremist group has for the first time asked to open negotiations, amid a military offensive the government has described as “total war.” There was no immediate statement by al-Shabab, an al...

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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.

Fact:

On February 4, 2020, the People’s Protection Units (YPG) militants launched a missile attack in Afrin, northwestern Syria. The missiles targeted two schools and a mosque, killing one and wounding seven others.   

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