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Assessing the Threat of Jihadists Returning From Syria

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
Apr 24, 2014 | 08:07 GMT
A picture showing the Aleppo headquarters of the Islamic State after being seized by fighters from several Syrian rebel brigades, Jan. 8, 2014.
The Aleppo headquarters of the Islamic State after being seized by fighters from several Syrian rebel brigades, Jan. 8, 2014. Jihadists returning from Syria will pose a threat for the foreseeable future, but that threat will remain chronic and low-level. 
(MOHAMMED WESAM/AFP/Getty Images)

We have been closely following the events in Syria since the demonstrations in spring 2011 that led to the civil war. Over the years, we've discussed the beginnings of foreign intervention in 2011 to its becoming a widespread phenomenon. We've also tracked the spread of jihadist groups in Syria over...

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