TSG Report Cited on Dawn: Incomplete Victory
July 18, 2017

Incomplete Victory

By: Arsla Jawaid



The Iraqi government’s formal announcement of the recapture of Mosul, the last remaining stronghold of the militant Islamic State group in Iraq is certainly a huge achievement … But while Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has claimed “total victory” in relegating IS to the “dustbin of history,” there are several reasons why we should still be concerned …
Pakistan has reason to worry. The U-S based The Soufan Group, that focuses on security intelligence services, estimates that between 2011-2015, close to 30,000 “foreign fighters” from more than 80 countries travelled to Iraq and Syria (not all joined IS.) At least 650 young men are believed to have travelled from Pakistan to Syria and Iraq …


Download The Soufan Group’s updated report on Foreign Fighters here.


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