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Swedenstan: The biggest exporters of jihadists in Europe

Sweden is a peaceful democratic state that has long been a safe haven for those fleeing conflict. Yet many young people whose families took refuge there are now turning their back on the country. More than 300 people have gone to fight in Syria and Iraq, making Sweden per capita one of the biggest exporters of jihadists in Europe. By ...

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41 Swedish ISIS terrorists captured live in Syria

As many as 41 IS terrorists with Sweden citizenship or holders of residence permits in Sweden are currently being detained in Syria, a source reveals to the news agency TT.  By – Brünnhilde These terrorists have been identified as the most dangerous of those who have traveled from Sweden. The Kuridish source reveals that there are 41 IS terrorists linked to ...

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At least 300 British ISIS fighters are hiding in Turkey

At least 300 British ISIS fighters are hiding in Turkey, it has emerged, amid fears they could try to slip home to carry out terror attacks. Thousands of jihadists fled to Turkey after the terror group lost its grip on the strongholds of Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq this year. By – Julian Robinson Western security sources have warned of an increased risk of atrocities in ...

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ISIS jihadis have left Syria and are heading back to Europe to mount terror attacks

Saddam al-Hamadi, 26, was arrested by Turkish security forces last month He helped to smuggle new ISIS recruits into group’s de facto capital, Raqqa As city falls, the former ISIS fighter has warned terrorists are targeting Europe Frontline roles reserved for foreign fighters, including British recruits, he said By –  Gareth Davies A former Islamic State militant captured after the fall ...

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Returning ISIS Jihadists Pose Long, Uncharted Challenge

For months now, Western counterterrorism experts have sounded the alarm: as ISIS loses ground, foreign fighters from America and Europe may try returning home. When they do, the experts cautioned, they will carry the terror threat with them, ready and willing to strike. Law enforcement needs to be prepared. Via: Abigail R. Esman Now, with the fall of the Iraqi city ...

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Meet the Yazidi women that wants revenge: After freeing their sisters from the battle for Raqqa​

The flags and pictures on the wall of the Raqqa home serving as a Yazidi women’s unit seem familiar, even though they can’t be. Via: Bethan McKernan A big red Sinjar Women’s Protection Units (YJS) flag, with its spiky yellow sun on a green background, in the middle. Next to it, a bronze picture frame with photos of martyred friends, and below that, a picture ...

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ISIS jihadis who can’t leave Syria can still wreak HAVOC in Europe

Brett McGurk, special presidential envoy for the global coalition against ISIS, claims “terrorist combat units” intent on wreaking havoc are no longer able to leave the group’s de facto Syrian capital Raqqa via Turkey, for fear of being recognised and captured. Via: Sofia Petkar   He said: “Not too long ago, what they [ISIS] would do is plan a terrorist attack ...

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UK: 23,000 Terrorists and Counting

Theresa May herself is also not entirely to be trusted in this area. Despite her calls for no tolerance for extremism, she has recently been widely criticized for blocking publication of a major report into foreign funding of extremist Muslim groups. Via: Denis MacEoin     For years now, radical preachers, terrorist recruiters, and fundamentalists who openly hate this country, its democratic ...

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Raqqa: Secret video shows ISIS losing chokehold on its ‘capital’

At first, the video shows a seemingly normal urban life — men and women shopping in the streets, with steady traffic passing by them.  Via:  Salma Abdelaziz, Nick Paton Walsh    A closer look shows this is a city under threat — tarpaulins along streets hide the movements of fighters from surveillance drones and sandbags outside buildings might offer some protection from ...

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The More ISIS Loses Ground, the More Lethal It Becomes

Its forces in Raqqa are prepared to use same defensive tactics the organization used in Mosul, including roadside bombs, mines, booby-trapped houses and car bombs, all with goal of causing as many casualties as possible. Via: Zvi Bar’el                      Reports by the Syrian Democratic Forces about the opening of their assault on ...

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