Support Our Mission To Combat The Ongoing ISIS Threat

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) is the torchbearer in highlighting the continued threat posed by ISIS, its affiliates across the globe, and the group’s presence online. From Iraq and Syria to West Africa and beyond, CEP researchers continuously monitor ISIS activity.

Despite territorial loss and degradation of its leadership, ISIS maintains broad influence – with declared ‘provinces’ in over a dozen countries and insurgencies waged in many others – making the full scope of the terrorist group’s organizational structure and potential threats challenging to track. CEP researchers are at the forefront of this challenge, tracking ISIS’s various proxies, power consolidations, and propaganda tactics.

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This year, CEP research analyst Gregory Waters spearheaded original reporting as part of a multi-year study on ISIS’s ongoing insurgency in central Syria. In addition to his monthly “ISIS Redux” resources, CEP published Waters’s investigation into the murders of Syrian civilians, many of whom were truffle hunters, in Syria’s Badia region.

Additionally, CEP monitors ISIS and its affiliates through its monthly Afghanistan Terrorism Report, its Sahel Monitoring, as well as the weekly Extremist Content Online resource (ECO). Weekly ECO reports invariably include analysis of official ISIS propaganda and pro-ISIS content proliferating across Internet and social media platforms including Gab, Meta services, Telegram, TikTok, and X, formerly known as Twitter.

CEP is dedicated to providing policymakers, the media, and the public with accurate, timely, and insightful information about the ongoing activities of ISIS and its permutations across the globe. Your contribution will help us inform and empower those who shape security policies to more effectively address the ongoing threats posed by one of the world’s most infamous terrorist groups.

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On May 8, 2019, Taliban insurgents detonated an explosive-laden vehicle and then broke into American NGO Counterpart International’s offices in Kabul. At least seven people were killed and 24 were injured.

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