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ISVG’s Links of the Day June 29, 2011

Links of the Day

Welcome to ISVG’s Links of the Day!  Each day, ISVG research analysts and collectors gather and read hundreds of open-source news and intelligence articles from around the globe in an effort to bring you the most comprehensive database on violent extremism.  These articles provide the details surrounding the events and actors involved in violent extremism and transnational criminal organizations.  ISVG’s Links of the Day will highlight the most noteworthy articles collected throughout the course of ISVG’s daily research process.  Make sure you check back every morning or evening to get a recap of the most relevant articles of the last twenty-four hours, or follow our @ISVG Twitter handle to get these links as we find them!


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Mexican drug cartel, La Familia Michoacan, distances itself from recently arrested “El Chango” Mendez and Los Zetas.

The use of women as suicide bombers in Afghanistan and Pakistan has been rare, but it appears the Taliban is now even using children.

This article gives an interesting perspective into the organizational structure and psychology of Mexico’s most violent criminal organizations.

Unnamed sources claim that Turkey has indicated to its Western allies that it’s considering military operations inside Syria.

According to Colombia, a FARC guerrilla leader arrested in Ecuador on Monday has links to Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel.

Ecuador extradites FARC militant, Fabio Ramirez Artunduaga, to Colombia on illegal immigration basis.

After two weeks of a violent siege at Venezuela’s El Rodeo prison, two directors of the prison have been arrested on drug and arms trafficking charges.

The death toll from yesterday’s Taliban attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul has risen to 21.

Ethiopia arrests nine, including two journalists, for suspicions of creating a terrorist organization.



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