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ISVG’s Links of the Day December 19, 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 19, 2011

Created by researcher 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.

Colombia’s top military commander says FARC has reduced its size by 50% over the last eight or nine years.

Mexican newspaper reports that at least 80 former Mexican officials are now spying on behalf of U.S. agencies.

Leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Il, dead at 69.

Maoists damage cellphone towers.

Five soldiers dead in Philippine NPA rebel attack amid Christmas truce.

Al Qaeda rebranding itself to boost its image.

Three men sentenced to 13 years for plotting terrorist attack against Australian army base.

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

RBoales@isvg.org

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