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Iraqi forces prepared to face desperate ISIL tactics in Mosul

Iraqi forces prepared to face desperate ISIL tactics in Mosul

The 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' is using civilians as human shields among other tactics as its losses mount on the battlefield.

ISIL propaganda veers away from claims of caliphate

ISIL propaganda veers away from claims of caliphate

The focus of the 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' media machine has shifted significantly following the group's ongoing setbacks on the ground.

Turkmen government keeps sharp eye on extremists

Turkmen government keeps sharp eye on extremists

The country is calm and wants to stay that way.

Uzbekistan bolsters own reputation for security

Uzbekistan bolsters own reputation for security

As crime has significantly decreased in the country, law enforcers continue fighting terrorism, officials said.

Afghanistan will extradite extremists to Uzbekistan

Afghanistan will extradite extremists to Uzbekistan

The countries' top diplomats signed an extradition treaty October 17 in Tashkent.

Uzbekistan strengthens efforts to fight online extremist recruiting

Uzbekistan strengthens efforts to fight online extremist recruiting

Intensified use of the internet for terrorist purposes alarms analysts and officials.

Turkmenistan strengthens efforts against drug trafficking

Turkmenistan strengthens efforts against drug trafficking

The country's Criminal Code provides sentences for drug trafficking - long prison time, with no eligibility for parole or clemency - that are just as harsh as those specified for extremism and terrorism.

Uzbekistan, Afghanistan join efforts against terrorism

Uzbekistan, Afghanistan join efforts against terrorism

Uzbek officials say peace in Afghanistan will bring new opportunities for Central Asian countries.

Israeli specialists help Kazakhstan to fight terrorism

Israeli specialists help Kazakhstan to fight terrorism

Kazakhstani and Israeli experts, security officials are working together to strengthen fight against extremism and terrorism.

Tajikistani youth co-operate with MVD to combat terrorism

Tajikistani youth co-operate with MVD to combat terrorism

Tajikistan's Interior Ministry (MVD) is encouraging Tajikistani youth, especially college students, to join the MVD voluntary people's patrol to fight terrorism and extremism.