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December 28, 2020

Eye on Extremism: December 28, 2020

“At least seven people were killed in a Boko Haram attack on the majority-Christian village of Pemi in Nigeria's Borno state on Christmas Eve, a local official said. “Boko Haram attacked Pemi village, killed seven people and abducted another seven...

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December 23, 2020

Eye on Extremism: December 23, 2020

“United Nations investigators into violence in Mali have told the Security Council of evidence that security forces committed war crimes, and fighters and other armed groups perpetrated crimes against humanity. The allegations were made in a 338-page...

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December 22, 2020

Eye on Extremism: December 22, 2020

“Nigeria security on Sunday rescued 80 more students kidnapped by gunmen in northwest Katsina state. The kidnapping and rescue came just days after gunmen released more than 300 schoolboys from a week in captivity and underscores serious concerns...

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December 21, 2020

Eye on Extremism: December 21, 2020

“A rocket attack on Baghdad's diplomatic Green Zone Sunday night was “a terrorist act” that undermines Iraq's international reputation, the country's president says. Eight rockets were fired at the heavily fortified area, with at least one Iraqi...

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December 18, 2020

Eye on Extremism: December 18, 2020

“More than 300 schoolboys kidnapped by gunmen from their boarding school in northwest Nigeria last week were handed over to security agencies late Thursday, Nigeria’s government said, prompting outpourings of relief and joy across Africa’s most...

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December 17, 2020

Eye on Extremism: December 17, 2020

“A French court convicted 14 people Wednesday of helping carry out the 2015 terrorist attacks on satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and a kosher grocery store, as France sought to close one of the more painful chapters in its modern history. The three...

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December 16, 2020

Eye on Extremism: December 16, 2020

“Boko Haram claimed responsibility Tuesday for abducting more than 300 boys from a secondary school in northwest Nigeria, marking a striking leap from the extremist group's usual area of operation and a chilling expansion of Islamist militancy in...

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December 15, 2020

Eye on Extremism: December 15, 2020

“Sudan took a major step back into the international fold on Monday when the United States formally removed it from a list of nations that sponsor terrorism, ending a 27-year period of isolation that left the vast African country a diplomatic pariah...

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December 14, 2020

Eye on Extremism: December 14, 2020

“Hundreds of students in Nigeria are feared missing after gunmen stormed a secondary school in the northern state of Katsina, news agencies and the Nigerian authorities said. Gunmen rushed into the Government Science Secondary School in Kankara at...

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December 11, 2020

Eye on Extremism: December 11, 2020

“The U.S. military killed eight al-Shabab fighters and wounded two others in airstrikes Thursday in Somalia, Lt. Cmdr. Christina Gibson, U.S. Africa Command spokeswoman, told VOA. “We will continue to apply pressure to the al-Shabab network. They...

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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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