Tag Archive | Syria

Why are young women drawn to extremism?

From The Institute for Security Studies by Irene Ndungu In East Africa and across the globe, the Internet is increasingly being used to recruit and radicalise young women into extremist groups. In March, three young women – two Kenyans and one from Tanzania – were arrested en route to Somalia, where they were allegedly headed to join […]

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Six US men charged with conspiring to support Islamic State

Islamic State took over parts of Syria and Iraq in 2013 US authorities have arrested and charged six men in the US state of Minnesota with conspiring to support the Islamic State (IS) militant group. The six men allegedly had plans to travel to Syria where they would join and fight with the group. Court […]

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From Foreign Policy: Ohio Man Who Traveled to Syria and Back Arrested on Terror Charges

by David Francis A federal grand jury has indicted a 23-year-old Ohio man with three counts of terrorism charges after he allegedly traveled to Syria and trained with al-Nusra Front — a rare case of an American traveling to the Middle East and then returning home with the intention of launching a terrorist attack. The Justice Department on Thursday […]

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