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What Does the Afghan Taliban Gain from Mediating the TTP-Islamabad Peace Talks?

Following two days of indirect peace talks hosted by the Afghan Taliban in Kabul in early June, Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)—an umbrella group of more than a dozen distinct Pakistani Taliban factions first formed in 2007—declared an indefinite...

Extremism News Roundup

August 26, 2022

Eye on Extremism: August 26, 2022

“Israel on Thursday indicted a senior leader of the Iran-backed Islamic Jihad movement whose arrest led to a brief conflict in Gaza earlier this month and whose detention is likely to fuel tensions. The charges against Bassam Al-Saadi, who was...

Extremism News Roundup

August 25, 2022

Eye on Extremism: August 25, 2022

“In a televised speech Tuesday night, Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud announced that his government will launch a “total war” against al-Qaida-affiliated militant group al-Shabab, after the group staged a deadly hotel siege in Mogadishu on...

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August 25, 2022

CEP Webinar: 30 Years Of Western Jihad – A Discussion With Jytte Klausen

(New York, N.Y. / London) – Ahead of the 21st anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) invites you to attend our upcoming webinar with Professor Jytte Klausen, curator of the Western Jihadism Project at...

Extremism News Roundup

August 24, 2022

Eye on Extremism: August 24, 2022

“Conditions for religious freedom in Afghanistan have “drastically deteriorated” since the Taliban seized power last year as the last U.S.-led foreign troops pulled out after 20 years of war, a bipartisan U.S. commission said on Tuesday. The Sunni...

Press Release

August 24, 2022

Al-Shabaab Kills 21 And Wounds More Than 100 In 30-Hour Siege Of Mogadishu Hotel

Somali security forces ended a 30-hour assault by al-Shabaab militants on the Hayat Hotel in Mogadishu last weekend that left 21 people dead and 117 wounded. This was the first major attack by the extremist group since Somali President Hassan Sheikh...

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August 23, 2022

"The Union of Good is an umbrella fundraising organization of charities and was designated as a terrorist organization by the US Treasury, in 2008. This is because it is an organization created by Hamas leadership to transfer funds to the terrorist...

Extremism News Roundup

August 23, 2022

Eye on Extremism: August 23, 2022

“Imran Khan, Pakistan’s former prime minister, has been charged under the country’s anti-terrorism act, the latest chapter in a tense struggle for power with Pakistan’s current government since his ouster. Sunday’s move came a day after Khan...

Press Release

August 22, 2022

Extremist Content Online: Pro-ISIS Tech Group Releases List Of 12 Recommended E-Mail Services

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) reports weekly on the methods used by extremists to exploit the Internet and social media platforms to recruit followers and incite violence. Last week the pro-ISIS tech group Qimam Electronic Foundation...

Extremism News Roundup

August 22, 2022

Eye on Extremism: August 22, 2022

“Somali authorities on Sunday ended an attack by Islamic extremists that left 21 people dead and over 110 wounded when gunmen stormed a hotel in the capital. It took Somali forces more than 30 hours to contain the fighters who had stormed Mogadishu's...

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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.

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On September 28, 2020, two Katyusha rockets targeted U.S. troops stationed at Baghdad’s airport, but fell short, striking a house. The impact killed two women and three children and wounded two other children. Iraqi intelligence blamed a small group of Iran-backed fighters.   

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