Eye on Extremism

Extremism News Roundup

September 3, 2021

Eye on Extremism: September 3, 2021

“Seven years after the Islamic State horrified people around the world by beheading hostages and using their deaths in propaganda videos, one former member has admitted to his involvement in the killings of four Americans. Alexanda A. Kotey, 37...

Extremism News Roundup

September 2, 2021

Eye on Extremism: September 2, 2021

“The Americans have left 20 years after invading, the Afghan government has dissolved and the Taliban are newly in charge of some 40 million people in one of the poorest countries, ravaged by decades of violence and upheaval. Foreign powers must now...

Extremism News Roundup

September 1, 2021

Eye on Extremism: September 1, 2021

“President Biden and his aides promise that the U.S. can keep terror threats from Afghanistan at bay from afar with “over the horizon” surveillance and strikes now that U.S. troops have departed. Counterterrorism and intelligence officials say it...

Extremism News Roundup

August 31, 2021

Eye on Extremism: August 31, 2021

“Taliban fighters watched the last U.S. planes disappear into the sky over Afghanistan around midnight Monday and then fired their guns into the air, celebrating victory after a 20-year insurgency that drove the world’s most powerful military out of...

Extremism News Roundup

August 30, 2021

Eye on Extremism: August 30, 2021

“The Pentagon said that two Islamic State militants were killed and one was wounded in Friday night’s drone strike in Nangarhar Province as part of the American retaliation for the suicide bombing at the Kabul airport that killed scores of people...

Extremism News Roundup

August 27, 2021

Eye on Extremism: August 27, 2021

“More than 100 people were killed, including at least 13 U.S. service members and 90 Afghans, at the Kabul airport Thursday when two blasts ripped through crowds trying to enter the American-controlled facility, disrupting the final push of the U.S...

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August 26, 2021

Eye on Extremism: August 26, 2021

“The Taliban is scrambling to reach a deal with former Afghan officials to establish a government that could gain international recognition, keep aid money flowing into the country and restore access to billions of dollars in international reserves...

Extremism News Roundup

August 25, 2021

Eye on Extremism: August 25, 2021

“The Americans are all but gone, the Afghan government has collapsed, and the Taliban rule the streets of Kabul now. Overnight, millions of Kabul residents have been left to navigate an uncertain transition after 20 years of U.S.-backed rule. On...

Extremism News Roundup

August 24, 2021

Eye on Extremism: August 24, 2021

“One of the United States’ most wanted terrorists and a senior member of a group with strong ties to al-Qaida appeared in the Afghan capital of Kabul late last week. Khalil al-Rahman Haqqani, who currently has a $5 million bounty on his head for his...

Extremism News Roundup

August 23, 2021

Eye on Extremism: August 23, 2021

“Taliban fighters on Saturday battled a local militia in northern Afghanistan in some of the first significant armed clashes since the rapid takeover of the country, while the Islamist group’s political leaders held talks in Kabul on the formation of...

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On October 21, 2017, a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the Marshal Fahim military academy in Kabul, killing at least 15 military cadets and wounding four others. The Taliban claimed responsibility.   

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