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  • Foriegn Fighters Long term Threat

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    Qasioun,  ‘immediate and long-term threat’ is the description of the rising number of more than 25,000 ‘foreign terrorist fighters’ from 100 countries in jihadi conflicts

    It was mentioned in the Guardian that, More than half the countries in the world are currently generating Islamist extremist fighters for groups such as al-Qaida and Islamic State, the UN has said.

    A report by the UN security council says there are more than 25,000 “foreign terrorist fighters” currently involved in jihadi conflicts and they are “travelling from more than 100 member states”.

    The number of fighters may have increased by more than 70% worldwide in the past nine months or so, the report says, adding that they “pose an “immediate and long-term [terrorist] threat”.

    The report comes amid a fierce debate over western strategies to counter Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, in the light of the rising number, which may be also, more than 30.000.

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