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December 7, 2020

Eye on Extremism: December 7, 2020

“President Trump ordered the Pentagon to pull nearly all U.S. troops out of Somalia, where for 13 years they have been fighting a low-intensity battle against the local al Qaeda affiliate, al-Shabaab, U.S. officials said. The roughly 700 troops...

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December 4, 2020

Eye on Extremism: December 4, 2020

“The Taliban have denied they are deliberately targeting journalists in attacks amid the surge in violence throughout Afghanistan. The US watchdog Sigar (Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction) says Taliban violence has risen by 50%...

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December 3, 2020

Eye on Extremism: December 3, 2020

“The Islamic State (IS) has in recent days claimed responsibility for a rocket attack on the Siniya oil refinery in Iraq’s northern Salahuddin province and for the killing of soldiers, policemen, local officials and others in neighboring Anbar. In...

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December 2, 2020

Eye on Extremism: December 2, 2020

“A man deliberately plowed an SUV through pedestrian streets and a central square in the southwestern German city of Trier on Tuesday, police said, killing at least four people including a 9-month-old baby. Authorities said they arrested the...

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December 1, 2020

Eye on Extremism: December 1, 2020

“An Iranian diplomat suspected of leading a failed state-sponsored bomb attack in Europe has received a 20-year prison sentence in Belgium. Assadollah Assadi, 48, faced trial in Antwerp, Belgium, last week, alongside three other Iranians over his...

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November 30, 2020

Eye on Extremism: November 30, 2020

“An attack by Boko Haram Islamist insurgents on rice farmers in Nigeria’s northeast left at least 110 of them dead, a United Nations official said. “I am outraged and horrified by the gruesome attack against civilians,” Edward Kallon, the UN resident...

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November 24, 2020

Eye on Extremism: November 24, 2020

“Votes are being counted in Burkina Faso after Sunday’s presidential and legislative elections, where threats of extremist violence linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State prevented parts of the country from casting ballots. Election workers began...

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November 23, 2020

Eye on Extremism: November 23, 2020

“The al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) group has chosen a new leader to replace Abdelmalek Droukdel, who was killed in June by French forces, the SITE monitoring group reported. Algerian Abu Obaida Yusuf al-Annabi, head of AQIM’s “Council of...

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November 20, 2020

Eye on Extremism: November 20, 2020

“Weeks of continued calm in and around Baghdad’s Green Zone were disturbed Tuesday when several rockets were fired toward the U.S. Embassy, located in the fortified area that houses key government offices and other diplomatic facilities. Iraqi...

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November 19, 2020

Eye on Extremism: November 19, 2020

“Iraq’s foreign minister Wednesday condemned a rocket attack in the capital a day earlier, calling it a “terrorist act,” and said combat operations by the U.S.-led coalition will cease once troop withdrawals take place in the coming weeks. Fuad...

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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.

In Their Own Words:

God forbid, if a time comes when we have no choice but to watch our citizens breathe their final breaths, and when there are no ventilators… we will make six million Israeli settlers unable to breathe.

Yahya Sinwar, Leader of Hamas in Gaza Apr. 2, 2020
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