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Title: Tracing the fate of central Asian fighters in Syria: remainers, repatriates, returnees, and relocators
Authors: Soliev, Nodirbek
Keywords: Social sciences::Political science
Issue Date: 2021
Source: Soliev, N. (2021). Tracing the fate of central Asian fighters in Syria: remainers, repatriates, returnees, and relocators. Perspectives On Terrorism, 15(4), 125-140.
Journal: Perspectives on Terrorism 
Abstract: This article presents a preliminary set of empirical findings and observations on the current status of Central Asian fighters in Syria and Iraq, with a specific focus on the question of where and how they might be leaving the battlefield after concluding their active fighting roles. Drawing on data collected exclusively from local online sources as well as regional events covering the subject, the article develops common profiles of the known contingent and identifies overall patterns in their movements. In order to help with analysis, the entire contingent is grouped into four distinct categories, or the 4 “Rs”: “Remainers”, “Repatriates”, “Returnees”, and “Relocators”. This typological framework allows a closer study of the characteristics as well as the impact of each category, which could also be employed when looking at other FTF cohorts.
ISSN: 2334-3745
Schools: S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies 
Rights: © 2021 The Author(s). Published by Terrorism Research Initiative. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).
Fulltext Permission: open
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