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April 6, 2021

CEP report referenced: "Illicit trade is burning billion-dollar holes in the East African Community (EAC) bloc, fuelled by weak border controls and systemic political corruption by private interests, new report reveals."

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April 6, 2021

"Tunisia has not taken a public stance on repatriation. 'More than 800 of [its] fighters have already returned — and quite a few of them undetected,' said Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler, a senior director at the Geneva-based Counter Extremism Project."

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April 6, 2021

"The Counter Extremism Project (CEP), a nonpartisan advocacy organization, was the first to notice the anti-Semitic and racist items. CEP wrote a letter to GearBubble CEO Donald Wilson on Feb. 4, informing him of the merchandise and asking GearBubble...

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April 5, 2021

"'Illicit trade is the lifeblood which sustains extremist groups operating in East Africa,' wrote Sir Ivor Roberts, a former British ambassador to Yugoslavia, Ireland and Italy, in a report for the Counter Extremism Project."

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April 4, 2021

CEP report referenced: "Le rapport de Sir Roberts s’intitule ; « Une Alliance impie : les liens entre l’extrémisme et le trafic illégal en Afrique de l’Est ». Ce rapport a été produit pour l’ONG Projet Contre l’Extrémisme."

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April 4, 2021

CEP Senior Advisor Sir Ivor Roberts discussed findings of his new report, "An Unholy Alliance: Links Between Extremism and Illicit Trade in East Africa". Interview begins at 25:40.

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April 4, 2021

CEP report referenced: "A new report that connects the unholy alliance between illicit trade and extremism has asked East African nations to uproot illicit trade networks, to free up the resources needed to fight the crime."

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April 2, 2021

"Mount Salloum and Mount Mghila have been noted as gathering places for extremists, according to the Counter Extremism Project, and multiple travel advisories recommend avoiding these areas."

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April 2, 2021

"Published by the Counter Extremism Project, 'An Unholy Alliance: Links Between Extremism and Illicit Trade in East Africa' appears barely a week after the militant group burst onto international headlines with their brutal attack on the northern...

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April 1, 2021

"On 29 March, the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) published a new report – An Unholy Alliance: Links Between Extremism and Illicit Trade in East Africa. It says that East Africa is being critically undermined by illicit trade. Terror groups such as...

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On April 10, 2020, ISIS launched an attack in Homs, central Syria, killing at least 27 pro-government fighters. ISIS also took control of some neighborhoods in Al-Sukhna. 

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