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Returnees in the Mahgreb

Comparing Policies on Returning Foreign Terrorist Fighters in Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia

More than 5,000 North African volunteers traveled to Syria and Iraq in the aftermath of the ‘Arab Spring’, and about 2,000 joined jihadi groups in Libya. This report looks at the unprecedented scope and dynamics of this mobilisation, focusing on three countries: Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia. It focuses more specifically on the challenge of returning foreign fighters, exploring the risk they pose and the policies that have been developed (or not) to handle them upon return. The report concludes with some recommendations, for the region and for Europe.
Contact Person

Denis Schrey

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Head of the Multinational Development Policy Dialogue

denis.schrey@kas.de +32 2 66931 70 +32 2 66931 62
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Dr. Susanne Conrad

Senior Programme Manager for Multinational Cooperation, Foreign and Security Affairs

susanne.conrad@kas.de +32 2 66931 72 +32 2 66931 62