Eye on Extremism

Extremism News Roundup

August 20, 2021

Eye on Extremism: August 20, 2021

“The U.S. government is “laser focused” on the potential for a terrorist attack in Afghanistan by a group like ISIS-K, a sworn enemy of the Taliban, White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan told NBC Nightly News on Thursday. Sullivan told...

Extremism News Roundup

August 19, 2021

Eye on Extremism: August 19, 2021

“As the Taliban sought to consolidate control over Afghanistan on Wednesday, they faced the first challenges to their renewed rule, using force to break up protests in at least two cities, while an opposing faction vowed to hold out in one pocket of...

Extremism News Roundup

August 18, 2021

Eye on Extremism: August 18, 2021

“Islamist extremist social media lit up with celebratory messages as the Taliban cemented its control over Afghanistan this weekend, raising concerns that a weakened al Qaeda and other terrorist groups could stage a comeback in the wake of the...

Extremism News Roundup

August 17, 2021

Eye on Extremism: August 17, 2021

“Even before the Taliban’s stunning takeover this week, American military and intelligence officials were racing to devise plans for containing extremist threats emanating from Afghanistan, a task they knew would be more difficult following...

Extremism News Roundup

August 16, 2021

Eye on Extremism: August 16, 2021

“Taliban fighters took control of Kabul on Sunday, delivering the militant Islamist group the prize it has long sought: authority over all of Afghanistan as the Western-backed government collapsed, President Ashraf Ghani fled, and the long-dominant...

Extremism News Roundup

August 13, 2021

Eye on Extremism: August 13, 2021

“The Taliban has taken control of the city of Kandahar, Afghanistan's second-largest city, Afghan Member of Parliament Gul Ahmad Kamin told CNN on Friday, as the insurgent group continues its rapid advancement toward the capital Kabul. Kandahar...

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August 12, 2021

Eye on Extremism: August 12, 2021

“Taliban insurgents Wednesday captured airports in the Afghan provinces of Farah and Kunduz as they consolidate control and U.S. troops complete their withdrawal from Afghanistan by the end of the month. Reports also said the insurgents took control...

Extremism News Roundup

August 11, 2021

Eye on Extremism: August 11, 2021

“Afghan forces essentially collapsed in three more provincial capitals on Tuesday, adding to an already alarming drumbeat of Taliban victories around the country and effectively cutting off the main highway connecting the country’s capital with...

Extremism News Roundup

August 10, 2021

Eye on Extremism: August 10, 2021

“The Taliban have seized the city of Taloquan in northeastern Afghanistan, marking the fifth provincial capital to fall under their control in just a matter of days, a local journalist confirmed to CNN on Monday. Taloquan, the capital of Takhar...

Extremism News Roundup

August 9, 2021

Eye on Extremism: August 9, 2021

“The State Department on Friday announced the addition of five alleged Islamist militants to its Specially Designated Global Terrorist list, requiring the blocking of any ownership or interests in U.S. properties they hold. The designations also...

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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.


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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