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Extremism News Roundup

March 3, 2023

Eye on Extremism: March 3, 2023

“The United States announced a reward of up to $5 million on Thursday for information leading to the capture of the leader of the ADF militia, which is primarily active in DR Congo. The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) is one of the deadliest armed...

Extremism News Roundup

March 2, 2023

Eye on Extremism: March 2, 2023

“The FBI has arrested a man who allegedly attempted to bring an explosive device onto an airplane in Pennsylvania, US authorities said Wednesday. The bomb was discovered by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) personnel on Monday, after the...

Extremism News Roundup

March 1, 2023

Eye on Extremism: March 1, 2023

“The United States is increasing its military assistance to Somalia as the country sees success in battling what the U.S. calls ‘the largest and most deadly al-Qaida network in the world.’ Sixty-one tons of weapons and ammunition arrived Tuesday in...

Extremism News Roundup

February 28, 2023

Eye on Extremism: February 28, 2023

“Operatives of the Taliban government in Kabul are trying to identify and retaliate against Afghans who cooperated with the 20-year American military and reconstruction effort, using fingerprint records, gun records and other methods to sniff them...

Extremism News Roundup

February 27, 2023

Eye on Extremism: February 27, 2023

“A Florida man accused in 2020 of plotting terror attacks in the U.S. and acquiring an arsenal of weapons has pleaded guilty to attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State extremist group. Mohammed Al-Azhari, a 25-year-old U.S...

Extremism News Roundup

February 24, 2023

Eye on Extremism: February 24, 2023

“Turkish forces have killed the alleged mastermind behind a deadly Istanbul street bombing in an operation in northern Syria, Turkey’s state-run news agency reported on Friday. The man, identified as Halil Menci, was ‘neutralized’ on Wednesday in an...

Extremism News Roundup

February 23, 2023

Eye on Extremism: February 23, 2023

“On February 14 and 15, 2023, a Rotterdam court, the District Court of The Hague, held the first pro forma hearings against twelve women that the Dutch government brought back from a prison camp in Syria in November 2022. The women were arrested...

Extremism News Roundup

February 22, 2023

Eye on Extremism: February 22, 2023

“Suspected jihadists killed at least 15 soldiers in troubled northern Burkina Faso, just three days after an ambush that claimed the lives of 51 troops, security sources said Tuesday. A unit in Tin-Akoff in Oudalan province near the border with Mali...

Extremism News Roundup

February 21, 2023

Eye on Extremism: February 21, 2023

“The US military and Syrian Democratic Forces conducted a helicopter raid in eastern Syria early Saturday, capturing an ISIS official, according to a statement from US Central Command. Batar, ‘an ISIS Syria Province Official involved in planning...

Extremism News Roundup

February 17, 2023

Eye on Extremism: February 17, 2023

“The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Wednesday to extend the arms embargo on Yemen’s Houthi rebels and an asset freeze and travel ban on Houthi leaders and top officials until Nov. 15. The British-drafted resolution also extends the mandate...

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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.


On March 30, 2020, an al-Shabaab suicide bomber mounted the vehicle of Abdisalan Hasan Hersi, a governor in Somalia’s Puntland, as he parked his car near a police station. The jihadist detonated his explosive device, killing Hersi and seriously wounding a former police commander and a civilian.  

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