Posts Tagged ‘foreign fighters’

Poll of Potentional Foreign Fighters

Posted: 30th July 2008 by Will McCants in Motivations, tactics
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Periodically, Ekhlaas members poll the forum. Usually, the questions are inane (“How much do you love the Islamic State of Iraq?”). But a recent poll posted two months ago caught my eye. The voting seems to be coming to an end, so I’m posting the results. The question is, “After you arrive in the theaters [...]

Ekhlaas Members Travel to Somalia, Iraq

Posted: 27th July 2008 by Will McCants in Iraq, Somalia, Travel Routes
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Under_cover2, a member of Ekhlaas, announced two weeks ago that two of his fellow forum members have made the transition from forum fighters to foreign fighters.  One went to Somalia, the other to Iraq. Iraq makes sense, particularly for Jihadis living nearby.   But Somalia?  I don’t see it mentioned much as a destination anymore. Document [...]

New Iraq Foreign Fighter Study

Posted: 25th June 2008 by Will McCants in Iraq, Recruitment
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Clint Watts of PJ Sage has released part two of his study of the foreign fighter data from Sinjar, Iraq.  The CTC at West Point  was the initial conduit for the data and they wrote a useful accompanying report.  Clint has gone further by recoding the data (all of which he makes freely available on [...]