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ISVG’s Links of the Day December 12, 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!


Monday, December 12, 2011

Created by Research Analyst Meagan Wilder, ISVG takes a deeper look at the coordinated Boko Haram attacks of November 4, 2011; the terrorist group’s most deadly attacks in Nigeria to date.

The Greek Embassy in Paris, and its ambassador specifically, were the target of an attempted mail bombing today; the explosive was safely disabled by authorities.

Bogota judge orders the suspension of payments to demobilized FARC guerrillas.

Al Qaeda militants tunnel their way out of a Yemeni prison.

Al-Aqsa Brigades claim responsibility for missile attack on Israel’s Negev.

U.S. teen kidnapped by Filipino militants escapes after five months in captivity.

Ex-FBI Agent, Robert Levinson, appears as a hostage in a newly released video; whereabouts still unclear.

Make sure to check out Rick Kania’s latest i2 visualization of last week’s twin suicide-bombings in the Afghan cities of Kabul and Mazar-e-Sharif.


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