There’s a ton of online fundraisers for women affiliated with the Islamic State. Many of these fundraisers take place relatively openly on social media.
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Worries about foreign Islamic fighters tend to center on European citizens. But fighters from Southeast Asia also pose a significant problem.
A proposal to try foreign fighters in Syrian Democratic Forces courts has been abandoned indefinitely. What now?
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The local administration in northeastern Syria wants to try foreign fighters. Will European countries support the plan?