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Europe’s State of Denial About Islamic State Returnees

Transatlantic TakeThe latest developments in Syria should serve as a warning to European countries that they will not be able to put off indefinitely the challenge of repatriating their nationals who had joined Islamic State (IS) and their families. IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed, but jihadists in the region are determined to reorganize. And Turkey’s military operation against Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria could lead to the reconsolidation of IS in the Middle East and potentially boost global-scale recruitment to its ranks. It is therefore imperative that European states deal the return with “their” foreign fighters currently …read more

Source:: The German Marshall Fund of the United States


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