Foreign fighters flock to IS, but not to Boko Haram
IS has attracted thousands of foreign fighters over the past year – many of them from the West – while Boko Haram is struggling to do so. As Stephen Calabria writes, experts see numerous reasons for the disparity.
The Associated Press recently reported that as many as 20,000 foreign fighters have flocked to the “Islamic State” (IS) group from around the world, with 3,400 of those fighters suspected of having come from Western nations. By contrast, the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram – which predates IS by around a decade – has attracted few if any fighters from abroad in comparison to its Middle Eastern counterpart.
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Source News: DW