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  • GREAT BRITAIN: Mirroring a trend seen across Europe, Britain’s far-right threat is growing at alarming pace.  Indeed, more so than other extremist outfits, right-wing groups have seized the COVID-19 crisis to propagate their malign message, experts say. “The far-right especially have done an excellent job of taking advantage of the racist sentiments that have come with coronavirus,” according to the Royal United Services Institute think tank. Individuals caught in a cycle of unemployment and lack of prospects are often more susceptible to this sort of disinformation, analysts argue, raising concerns that a post-pandemic economic downturn could also heighten the radicalization risk.

SOURCES: DW JULY 12                                           https://www.dw.com/en/uk-fears-of-resurgent-terrorism-as-covid-19-lockdown-ends/a-54124486


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  • IRAQ: Iraq’s Kataib Hezbollah announced “the full readiness for extensive military action to force the American forces out of the country.” Few month ago Iraqi parliament voted to end the foreign military presence on the country’s lands, following the killing of the late Quds Force commander, Major-General, Qassem Soleimani, in a U.S. drone strike.

SOURCE: GEOPOLITICS NEWS JULY 14 https://geopolitics.news/middle-east/iraqi-hezbollah-announces-readiness-for-military-action-to-expel-us-forces/


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  • In 2019 there were almost 8,500 terrorist attacks, killing more than 20,300 people -5,460 perpetrators- according to the University of Maryland’s National Consortium. Afghanistan experienced 21 percent of all, and 41 percent of all people killed. Despite their peace talks with the United States, the Taliban was responsible for more terrorist attacks than any other group by a wide margin. Afghanistan endured the biggest chunk of assailants at 21 percent, followed by Yemen at 9 percent, Iraq at eight percent, India at 7 percent, Nigeria at 6 percent, and the Philippines at 5 percent. Pakistan and Somalia both stood at 4 percent, followed by Syria, Congo and Colombia at 3 percent and Nepal and Burkina Faso at 2 percent.

Aside from the Taliban, several of the perpetrator groups that increased terrorist violence in 2019 included Houthi extremists in Yemen (55 percent increase in attack), Boko Haram (43 percent increase); and the Communist Party of Nepal – Maoist – Chand (148 percent increase).

SOURCE: FOX NEWS JULY 10 https://www.foxnews.com/world/taliban-terrorist-attacks-peace-talks-2019