Flow of foreign fighters pose threat to states on edge of instability

The battles in Iraq and Syria have been a draw for foreign fighters worldwide
The battles in Iraq and Syria have been a draw for foreign fighters worldwide

The wars in Syria and Iraq have been a magnet to thousands of foreign fighters causing global concern over a new wave of transnational terrorism. Recruiting, training and the financial support for these pipelines of warrior extremists is big business and pose a threat not only to the countries at war. These ‘pipelines' have the potential to flow into new or existing militant groups and threaten overall political stability - particularly of those Arab states teetering on the edge of instability.

THE THREAT of ‘fighters’ flowing to and from the battles in Iraq and Syria presents a heightened danger in what the world is seeing as a new wave of transnational terrorism.

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