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September 10, 2018

Eye on Extremism: September 10

“President Bashar al-Assad of Syria has approved the use of chlorine gas in an offensive against the country’s last major rebel stronghold, U.S. officials said, raising the prospects for another retaliatory U.S. military strike as thousands try to...

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September 7, 2018

Eye on Extremism: September 7

“Russia has warned the US military twice in the last week that its forces, along with Syrian regime units, are prepared to attack in an area where dozens of US troops are located, according to several US defense officials. Russia claims that there...

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September 6, 2018

Eye on Extremism: September 6

“Twin bombings at a wrestling training center in a Shiite neighborhood of Afghanistan's capital on Wednesday killed at least 20 people, including two reporters, and wounded 70, Afghan officials said. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said a...

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September 5, 2018

Eye on Extremism: September 5

“Russian warplanes struck rebels in Syria’s last major opposition stronghold on Tuesday, forcing the Trump administration to confront a looming regime offensive that is expected to deliver a fatal blow in the seven-year conflict and hand Moscow a...

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September 4, 2018

Eye on Extremism: September 4

“U.S. President Donald Trump warned Syria, Russia and Iran in a tweet on Monday against "making a grave humanitarian mistake" by attacking Syria's rebel-held Idlib province. "The Russians and Iranians would be making a grave humanitarian mistake to...

Extremism News Roundup

August 31, 2018

Eye on Extremism: August 31

“The Trump administration is considering sending hundreds of captured ISIS fighters held in Syria to an Iraqi prison or the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, NBC News reported Monday. Five U.S. officials told NBC that several of the highest...

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August 30, 2018

Eye on Extremism: August 30

“Syrian government forces are preparing a phased offensive in the northwestern province of Idlib and surrounding areas, the last big rebel enclave, a source close to Damascus said on Wednesday. Russia, President Bashar Assad’s main backer from...

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August 29, 2018

Eye on Extremism: August 29

“Several UN Security Council ambassadors on Tuesday voiced concern over the fate of civilians in the rebel-held Syrian province of Idlib, as Damascus appears ready to militarily re-take the region. Following a council meeting on the humanitarian...

Extremism News Roundup

August 28, 2018

Eye on Extremism: August 28

“Amid increasing signs the Syrian regime is heading for an all-out assault on Idlib, the last rebel stronghold in the country, US military and intelligence officials are watching for any indications the regime is moving chemical weapons into the area...

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August 27, 2018

Eye on Extremism: August 27

“Islamic State has lost most of the territory it once held in Syria and Iraq. It is vying for survival with other, sometimes stronger, extremist groups. But one sphere where Islamic State still reigns supreme among terrorists is in cyberspace. The...

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