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Iraq: North African blowback concerns

The Russian intervention in Syria, coupled with an intensification of operations against Islamic State (IS, or Daesh) in Iraq and Syria, could represent a real setback for jihadist groups in the Levantine war zones (see GSN view). However, it has significantly increased the threat of ‘blowback’, not only in Europe but also in North African states which have provided thousands of recruits.

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