ISIS is one of the most dangerous terrorist groups in the world. It has led a number of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and at one time, it was on the road to retaking Iraq. Even though ISIS has since been significantly bruised and battered by countries all over the world, it continues to have a significant number of recruits. It is widely believed that Iraq and Afghanistan contribute a significant number of soldiers to the ranks of this terrorist organization, but it is a country that has a lot of foreign fighters as well. It is widely believed that Russia contributes the most foreign fighters to ISIS, with an estimated 5,000 terrorists in ISIS coming from Russia.
Even though a significant number of fighters come from the Middle East, there are lots of other countries that contribute fighters to ISIS as well. In addition to Russia, it is believed that Tunisia has a very large number of foreign fighters contributing to ISIS. Estimates believe that Tunisia has contributed approximately 4,000 people to the ranks of ISIS. Jordan is another country that has contributed a lot of fighters to ISIS. Estimates say that Jordan has contributed approximately 3,950 soldiers. Finally, Saudi Arabia has also contributed a lot of fighters to ISIS. The estimate is that approximately 3,244 soldiers in ISIS have come from Saudi Arabia.
Yes, the Western World also has a lot of fighters who have decided to join the ranks of ISIS. Among NATO countries, It is believed that Turkey and France have contributed the most soldiers to ISIS. Turkey is relatively close to a lot of Middle Eastern countries, so there are a lot of people who have left Turkey to join ISIS. It has been estimated that approximately 3,000 people from Turkey have joined the ranks of ISIS. Surprisingly, France has also contributed a lot of soldiers to ISIS. It is believed that approximately 1,910 soldiers in ISIS have come from France. A lot of Western countries are working very hard to prevent people from being radicalized and joining terrorist organizations.
Yes, there are some situations where someone in the United States may decide to join this terrorist group, but it is exceptionally rare. There are not a lot of people who decide to leave the United States to join this terrorist organization. There is a significant amount of surveillance that takes place in the United States, and if it is believed that someone is being radicalized, the authorities will intervene and stop that person from leaving. Even though it is very difficult to determine exactly how many people have decided to leave the United States and joined ISIS, the number is believed to be very small. Steps are being taken to prevent people from being radicalized.
ISIS Recruits (Official)
ISIS Recruits (Unofficial)
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ISIS recruits from countries all over the world. Russia is believed to be the country with the most recruits, however. ISIS also recruits from Tunisia, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, France, and even the US.