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January 3, 2022

Eye on Extremism: January 3, 2022

“Even as they appeal to the world to release frozen humanitarian aid funds and bank accounts, Taliban officials are taking new actions to restrict women’s freedoms and dismantle democratic institutions — defying the top two international concerns...

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December 29, 2021

Eye on Extremism: December 29, 2021

“Turkish police detained 16 people accused of links to Islamic State on Tuesday after protesters used sticks and stones against security forces trying to shut down an unlicensed religious bookshop, the governor's office said. Police had tried to...

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December 28, 2021

Eye on Extremism: December 28, 2021

“A power struggle erupted in already volatile Somalia on Monday, with the president suspending the prime minister and the latter announcing he would assume the president’s duties, a battle that threatens to undermine the country’s fight against...

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December 27, 2021

Eye on Extremism: December 27, 2021

“Turkey froze the assets of 770 Turkish nationals and a Chicago-based foundation, according to a decision published Friday in the country’s official gazette. The list of targets includes 454 people with alleged links to Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen...

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December 22, 2021

Eye on Extremism: December 22, 2021

“Attacks by the Iran-backed Houthi militant group against Saudi Arabia have more than doubled this year from their pace last year, according to a recent report that provides details of escalating violence in the Gulf region. During the first nine...

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December 21, 2021

Eye on Extremism: December 21, 2021

“Nigerian security forces are searching for armed gangs who killed 47 people in attacks in recent days in rural areas of the country’s northwest, the latest killings in the troubled region. The attacks took place in the northwest Kaduna state which...

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December 20, 2021

Eye on Extremism: December 20, 2021

“A member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps was smuggled into Yemen last year and named the ambassador to the country’s Houthi-rebel-controlled areas. Now, the Houthis want to send him back to Tehran, Middle Eastern and Western officials...

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December 17, 2021

Eye on Extremism: December 17, 2021

“Mozambique has made gains against Islamic State-linked insurgents who disrupted the southeast African nation’s multibillion gas project, according to President Filipe Nyusi. All insurgents’ bases have been deactivated this year, which should allow...

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December 16, 2021

Eye on Extremism: December 16, 2021

“Somali Islamists have captured a town in the semi-autonomous central state of Galmudug, residents said, part of a string of incursions underscoring the group’s gains amid divisions between the central government and its erstwhile allies in the...

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December 15, 2021

Eye on Extremism: December 15

“The United Nations (UN) said Tuesday that it was alarmed by continuing reports of extrajudicial killings across Afghanistan, including hangings, beheadings and public displays of corpses. “Between August and November, we received credible...

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