The fear is that young men will return to Europe after fighting in Syria and impose their extremist and violent views of Islam (photo: dpa)

Radicalised youths are incubating a transnational terror threat to Europe

Syria’s civil war has generated a new and major threat to European countries. Some EU citizens, who fought in Syria, have become radicalised and are returning to their home-countries to impose their extremist and violent view of the world. These jihadists are EU citizens and pose a particular threat for European security. A GIS guest expert reviews the situation.

SYRIA’S presidential election - where the outcome is unlikely to be a shock - will do nothing to solve the new transnational terrorist threat as Syria faces an unabated three-year civil war.

The elections, on June 3, 2014, saw President Bashar al-Assad seeking a third seven-year term. He is widely expected to win ...

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The two most extreme groups battling the Syrian regime's forces, Jabhat al-Nusra and ISIS, have been successful in attracting increasing numbers of radicalised European Union citizens to join the fight in Syria
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