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Extremism News Roundup

August 17, 2023

Eye on Extremism: August 17, 2023

“The military takeover in Niger has upended years of Western counterterrorism efforts in West Africa and now poses wrenching new challenges for the Biden administration’s fight against Islamist militants on the continent. American-led efforts to...

Extremism News Roundup

August 16, 2023

Eye on Extremism: August 16, 2023

“As a child studying in a madrasa in Afghanistan, Mohammad Khalid Tahir dreamed of waging jihad. By the time he was a teenager, he had joined the Taliban and celebrated when they seized power from the U.S.-backed government two years ago. But the...

Extremism News Roundup

August 15, 2023

Eye on Extremism: August 15, 2023

“Heavily armed law enforcement officers swarmed the Philadelphia home of a teenager who was plotting to launch a national terrorist attack, authorities said. The suspect, an unnamed 17-year-old, was in contact with a global terrorist group affiliated...

Extremism News Roundup

August 14, 2023

Eye on Extremism: August 14, 2023

“The United Nations says five staff members who were kidnapped in Yemen 18 months ago have walked free. In a brief statement on Friday, Farhan Haq, deputy spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, said all “available information suggests...

Extremism News Roundup

August 11, 2023

Eye on Extremism: August 11, 2023

“At least 23 Syrian regime soldiers were killed in an attack on a military bus in the conflict-torn country’s east blamed on ISIS, a war monitor said Friday. ISIS “members targeted a military bus” in Deir Ezzor province on Thursday, said the Syrian...

Extremism News Roundup

August 10, 2023

Eye on Extremism: August 10, 2023

“The Palestinian terrorist who carried out a deadly attack in Tel Aviv over the weekend, killing patrolman Chen Amir, is thought to have infiltrated into Israel from the West Bank via a gap in the security barrier. According to the military and Shin...

Extremism News Roundup

August 9, 2023

Eye on Extremism: August 9, 2023

“A US-funded assessment of Afghanistan’s central bank found that it lacks independence from the Taliban administration and adequate safeguards against money laundering and terrorism financing, a US watchdog has told the US Congress. The US Special...

Extremism News Roundup

August 8, 2023

Eye on Extremism: August 8, 2023

“ISIS militants killed 10 Syrian troops and pro-government fighters in the former extremist stronghold of Raqqa province, a war monitor said Tuesday. “ISIS attacked positions and checkpoints belonging to the regime... setting fire to military...

Extremism News Roundup

August 7, 2023

Eye on Extremism: August 7, 2023

“Niger was waiting on Monday for a response from the West African regional bloc after coup leaders ignored a deadline to reinstate the ousted president - a move the bloc has warned could lead to military intervention. The Economic Community of West...

Extremism News Roundup

August 4, 2023

Eye on Extremism: August 4, 2023

“The Islamic State confirmed on Thursday that its little-known top leader had been killed, the third time in less than two years that the extremist group’s senior leader had met that fate. In an audio statement attributed to its spokesman, the group...

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On September 26, 2018, an improvised explosive device planted at the foot of a bridge exploded, killing eight soldiers in the lead vehicle of a Burkinabe military convoy traveling in northern Burkina Faso. 

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