Thursday

17th Aug 2017

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More Germans join Islamic State

The number of Germans who travelled to Syria to join the self-proclaimed Islamic State increased this year, the German intelligence service declared on Wednesday. As of 20 July, a total of 840 men and women had left Germany to join the battlefield in Syria and Iraq, an increase of 20 compared to mid-May and 90 people since 2015. Women represent one fifth of them. Most are under 30 years old.

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