Foreign Fighters

Find five landmark reports, three large and unique datasets, countless Sentinel articles, and declassified al-Qa`ida in Iraq foreign fighter personnel records. Explore our primary sources and empirically-grounded research products on foreign fighters below.

Major Reports

Then and Now: Comparing the Flow of Foreign Fighters to AQI and the Islamic State
From Cradle to Grave: The Lifecycle of Foreign Fighters in Iraq and Syria
The Caliphate’s Global Workforce: An Inside Look at the Islamic State’s Foreign Fighter Paper Trail
Bombers, Bank Accounts and Bleedout
Al-Qa’ida’s Foreign Fighters in Iraq: A First Look at the Sinjar Records

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