Facing up to foreign fighters
Timothy Compston looks at the security issues raised by individuals coming back from fighting for IS and other extremist groups in Syria and Iraq to their home countries.
There is little doubt that the situation on the ground in the Middle East has changed markedly over the past year with the regime of President Assad regaining control of large swathes of territory in Syria with backing from the Russians and Iranians. As the tide has turned, this has led to an upswing in the number of foreign fighters with allegiances to groups like Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS . . .