Returning Foreign Fighters and the Reintegration Imperative
Center for Security Studies
By: Georgia Holmer and Adrian Shtuni for United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
Various countries, especially in the Balkans and North Africa, now face the challenge of managing the return of their citizens who have fought in the Iraq and Syria conflicts. As of early December 2016, for example, at least eight hundred of the more than six thousand Tunisian nationals categorized as foreign fighters have returned home, as have more than one hundred Bosnians, 117 Kosovans, and eighty-six Macedonians.1According to official data, eight hundred nationals of these three Balkan countries have traveled to Iraq and Syria since 2012 …(2)
(2) The Soufan Group, “Foreign Fighters: An Updated Assessment of the Flow of Foreign Fighters into Syria and Iraq”
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