Counterterrorism and Counterextremism Strategies for Terrorist Returnees from Syria

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All over the world, governments are struggling to formulate coherent policies, consistent with their national security, to deal with citizens who left to Syria and Iraq, often with their families, to become Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTFs) in jihadist groups, notably the Islamic State (ISIS), and who now wish to return to their countries of origin.

European Eye on Radicalization presents a report from four scholars at the American Counterterrorism Targeting and Resilience Institute (ACTRI), who have gathered a wealth of primary data—from government officials, intelligence officers, security agents, countering violent extremism (CVE) practitioners, community leaders, religious authorities, academics, legal professionals, human rights activists, and the FTFs themselves—that can shed light on this thorny issue.

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