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Extremism News Roundup

February 2, 2023

Eye on Extremism: February 2, 2023

“Top leaders of Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya on Wednesday agreed to begin ‘search and destroy’ operations to push al Shabaab militants out of neighbouring Somalia. The move follows an intensified offensive by Somalia's federal government against the...

Extremism News Roundup

February 1, 2023

Eye on Extremism: February 1, 2023

“Unidentified attackers fired eight rockets at a Turkish military base in northern Iraq on Wednesday, two of which landed inside, the Counter-Terrorism Group, a security organisation in Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region, said. Turkey confirmed that...

Extremism News Roundup

January 31, 2023

Eye on Extremism: January 31, 2023

“After frantically combing through the debris of the devastated mosque throughout the night and Tuesday morning, police called off the search for survivors of a terrorist suicide bombing in the highly guarded site where several hundred police and...

Extremism News Roundup

January 30, 2023

Eye on Extremism: January 30, 2023

“A suicide bomber struck Monday inside a mosque in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, killing at least 20 people and wounding as many as 96 worshippers, officials said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing, said...

Extremism News Roundup

January 27, 2023

Eye on Extremism: January 27, 2023

“A man who raced a truck down a Hudson River bike path in 2017, killing eight people in what the authorities have called the deadliest terrorist attack in New York City since 9/11, was convicted of murder charges on Thursday by a federal jury and...

Extremism News Roundup

January 26, 2023

Eye on Extremism: January 26, 2023

“France will withdraw its troops from Burkina Faso in the next month after the military junta asked it to leave, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday, in a move that will further reduce its presence in a region facing a growing Islamist insurgency...

Extremism News Roundup

January 25, 2023

Eye on Extremism: January 25, 2023

“The U.S. Treasury said on Tuesday it was placing sanctions on Lebanese money exchanger Hassan Moukalled and his business for alleged financial ties to blacklisted group Hezbollah. Its announcement said Moukalled was a financial adviser to Iranian...

Extremism News Roundup

January 24, 2023

Eye on Extremism: January 24, 2023

New York Daily News: Terror Trial Begins For NYC Man Accused Of Training ISIS Snipers: ‘He Taught Them To Kill’ “The ex-wife of an accused radical who abandoned America and his family to become an ISIS sniper told jurors on Monday that his terrorist...

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...

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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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