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  • MALI: Russia urges to prevent rise of terrorism amid political crisis in Mali. It warned that Terrorist groups active in Mali can benefit from the current period of political instability in the country, after the coup that took place on August 18.

SOURCE: TASS

 

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Assaults/Attacks (Afghanistan)

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  • AFGHANISTAN: Several attacks occurred across Afghanistan, including a Taliban truck bombing that targeted a military base used by Afghan commandos. At least 12 people have been killed.

SOURCE: CENTRAL ASIA NEWS

 

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Perspectives/Trends (India)

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  • INDIA: Islamic State’s persisting interest in India despite its failures indicates that it is not willing to abandon its hopes for Indian Muslims. IS’s Indian branch alongside its Pakistani branch will likely be feeder organizations for its central presence in Afghanistan. As such, it can be expected that the group will keep chipping away at Indian Muslims.

SOURCE: THE DIPLOMAT

 

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PERSPECTIVES/TRENDS: (Philippines)

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  • PHILIPPINES: Continued skirmishes between the Philippines government and Islamic State-affiliated terrorist groups in the months since the COVID-19 pandemic suggest that the terror threat in the country has not receded. The latest twin bombing in Jolo city on August 24 is yet more proof. There are ongoing terror attacks and extremist ideological activities in South Mindanao.

SOURCE: THE DIPLOMAT

 

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