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December 22, 2021

ISIS Resurgence Leads To Cooperation Between Iraq, Kurdish Forces, And The U.S.

Iraq is working closely with Kurdish forces as concerns amongst authorities increase about a resurgence of ISIS militants in the country. In July 2021, officials from the U.S.-led coalition forces in Iraq warned ISIS continues to regroup in Diyala...

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December 20, 2021

Extremist Content Online: White Supremacists Call For Acts Of Terrorism In New Book Released On Telegram

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, white supremacists released a book calling for acts of...

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December 17, 2021

CEP Spotlight: Hans-Jakob Schindler

CEP Senior Director Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler is a sought-after expert in the structure and financial operations of major terrorist groups, owing to his five years as a member of the ISIL (Da’esh), al-Qaida and Taliban Sanctions Monitoring Team of the...

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December 16, 2021

U.S.-Trained Somali Counterterrorism Force Abandons Mission

Recent reports have indicated that the Puntland Security Force (PSF), a U.S.-trained Somali counterterrorism force, has abandoned its mission and retreated to its headquarters in protest of a new commander imposed by the Puntland government. The PSF...

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December 16, 2021

Next U.S. Ambassador To Pakistan Will Engage With Country Beset By Terror Issues

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate held a confirmation hearing for President Joe Biden’s nominee, Donald Blome, to serve as ambassador to Pakistan. He is presently the U.S. ambassador to Tunisia. If confirmed, Ambassador Blome will pilot U.S. engagement in...

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December 15, 2021

Female Foreign Terrorist Fighters: Challenges in Repatriation, Prosecution, and Rehabilitation

Since the 2019 fall of ISIS’s so-called “caliphate” in Iraq and Syria, many countries have been faced with the challenge of repatriating female foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs) who traveled to the region to participate in the conflict. In its new...

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December 13, 2021

Extremist Content Online: Nordic Resistance Movement & Rise Above Movement Associated Content Located On YouTube

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, a YouTube channel run by the Finnish neo-Nazi website...

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December 8, 2021

Mass Casualty Attack Prompts U.S. To Condemn Violence In Mali

Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of State condemned the December 3 attack on a civilian bus in Mali that killed 31 individuals and wounded 17 others. Gunmen opened fire on the bus as it was traveling from the village of Songho to a market in...

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December 6, 2021

Extremist Content Online: YouTube Hosts Video of Debate With Neo-Nazi James Mason Who Promotes Antisemitism and Violence

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, evangelist Bob Larson and neo-Nazi James Mason had a live...

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December 2, 2021

Tech & Terrorism: U.S. Court Sentences ISIS Supporter To 16 Years In Prison For Aiding Terror Group

On November 19, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Elvis Redzepagic was sentenced to more than 16 years in prison for “attempting to provide material support and resources to the designated foreign terrorist organizations the Islamic State...

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