According to PST, about 30 Norwegians have been killed in Syria,40 have returned,and 30 are believed to be in the country with insecure status wrote ABC news.
IS have lost the vast territories they conquered in Iraq and Syria in 2014.According to a report released by the UN earlier in the year, an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 IS warriors remain in Iraq and Syria despite their defeat on the battlefield.
At the same time,the flow of foreign recruits to IS has stopped. In November 2018,IS occupies less than one percent of the territory of the “Caliphate” which was created in 2014 wrote ABC News.
“It is difficult to define IS today, where many have been killed, arrested or returned to their country of origin” said researcher, Truls Hallberg Tønnesen,at the Norwegian Defence Research Institute.
Many foreign fighters have returned to Europe,where a number have been arrested and sentenced after arrival.According to the Police Security Service (PST),about 30 Norwegians have been killed,40 have returned,and 30 are believed to be in Syria with insecure status.At present there is little information about the remaining Norwegian’s in Syria.
‘’We know little about those who are believed to be in Syria.Of these,ten are women,where at least one person is in a camp. In addition, there are at least 20 children of those who are in Syria’’ said senior adviser,Martin Bernsen, of PST.
According to PST,they have an overview of those who have returned to Norway.Some are in prison,while others are being watched closely by PST.According to PST, no women have returned home to Norway so far.
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