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January 31, 2017

Iranian-Backed Houthis Launch Attacks on Saudi Ship and United Nations Facility

CEP issued updated resources on the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels, following attacks the group launched on January 30 against a Saudi ship patrolling in the Red Sea and a facility in southern Saudi Arabia used by the U.N. to monitor ceasefire...

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January 26, 2017

Enduring Links: ISIS, Al-Qaeda, and the Muslim Brotherhood

CEP released a new report detailing the historical and contemporary ties between the Muslim Brotherhood, ISIS, and al-Qaeda. Before becoming the leaders of ISIS and al-Qaeda, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi , Osama bin Laden, and Ayman al-Zawahiri belonged to...

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January 23, 2017

CEP Applauds Designation of Five ISIS Operatives by Treasury, State, Since January 1

Urges similar action on three additional ISIS leaders (New York, NY) – The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) today applauded U.S. government action taken against five ISIS operatives, while at the same time urging that three additional leaders be...

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January 19, 2017

CEP Releases Resources on Mali, Burkina Faso, Following Deadly Truck Bombing

CEP released updated resources on Mali, Burkina Faso, and Islamist extremist group al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb following a suicide truck bombing at a military camp in the northern Mali city of Gao that killed at least 47 people and wounded more...

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January 18, 2017

CEP Releases Updated Database of Terrorists and Extremists

CEP released the Terrorists and Extremists Database, an updated, searchable list and interactive map of detailed biographical information on more than 400 of the world’s most dangerous leaders, propagandists, operatives, and terror financiers. The...

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January 5, 2017

Two Years After Charlie Hebdo, Supermarket Attacks, French Struggle with Terror Continues

Two years after the horrific and deadly attacks at a satirical magazine and a kosher supermarket in Paris, France continues to struggle with persistent and ever more deadly extremist violence. Armed with assault rifles, submachine guns, pistols, and...

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December 23, 2016

CEP Releases Updated Resources Following Death of Main Suspect in Berlin Christmas Market Attack

CEP released updated resources on extremism and counter-extremism in Germany following the death of the prime suspect in a December 19 truck attack on an outdoor Berlin Christmas market in a shootout with Italian police in Milan. The attacker...

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December 16, 2016

Iraqi Shiite Militias Bolster Pro-Assad Forces in Aleppo, Accused by U.N. of Human Rights Abuses

CEP released updated resources on two of the most powerful Iraqi Shiite militias, Kata'ib Hezbollah (KH) and Asaib Ahl al-Haq (AAH), trained and supported by Iran, that are fighting with Hezbollah for the Assad regime in Syria. On December 13, 2016...

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December 14, 2016

CEP Senior Advisor Dr. Hany Farid, World’s Foremost Authority on Hashing Technology, Honored by National Academy of Inventors

CEP congratulated Senior Advisor Dr. Hany Farid on being named a fellow by the prestigious National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Dr. Farid is being honored for his innovative research in image analysis and digital forensics, a field which he pioneered...

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December 12, 2016

ICYMI: CEP Senior Advisor Dr. Hany Farid Featured in NPR, Guardian, Defense One Stories About Online Extremism

CEP Senior Advisor and Dartmouth College Computer Science Professor Dr. Hany Farid was interviewed by National Public Radio, the Guardian , and Defense One, regarding an announcement by Facebook, Microsoft, YouTube (Google), and Twitter to...

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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.

In Their Own Words:

We reiterate once again that the brigades will directly target US bases across the region in case the US enemy commits a folly and decides to strike our resistance fighters and their camps [in Iraq].

Abu Ali al-Askari, Kata’ib Hezbollah (KH) Security Official Mar. 2023
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