Foreign Fighters in Iraq and Afghanistan – Recent Items

Carrying this forward – cross-posted from previous blog.

AlQa’ida’s Foreign Fighters in Iraq: A First Look at the Sinjar Records
A new report, from the Combating Terrorism Centre, US Military Academy (West Point). Drawing from records in the US DoD’s Harmony Database,  includes some of the most detailed analyses and useful statistical breakdowns of foreign fighter networks yet extant.

Recent media items on same:

Sharon Behn, “Foreign fighters Seen on the Rise“,Washington Times  (18 October 2007)

David Rohde, “Foreign Fighters of Harsher Bent Bolster Taliban“, New York Times  (30 October 2007)

Richard A. Oppell, Jr., “Foreign Fighters in Iraq Are Tied to Allies of U.S.“, New York Times  (22 November 2007)

Ian Black,  “Saudis Make Up 41% of Foreign Fighters in Iraq“,The Guardian  (23 November 2007)

Andrea Elliott, “Where Boys Grow Up to Be Jihadis“, New York Times  (25 November 2007)

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