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Infographic Shows 358 Egyptians Have Joined ISIS

The Washington Post has released an infographic indicating the flow of approximately 15,000 fighters from all over the world to Syria, to join ISIS.

The Washington Post has released an infographic indicating the influx of thousands of foreign ISIS fighters to Syria from all over the world.

The graphic indicates that 358 militants have left Egypt to fight for the extremist group in Syria.

 

According to the Washington Post, citing studies from the CIA, the International Center for the Study of Radicalisation and the Soufan Group, approximately 

Meanwhile, a worrying 3,000 fighters have left Tunisia to fight for the Islamic State and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's "caliphate," making it the highest-yielding country in terms of foreign fighters to Syria.

Coming in at second is Saudi Arabia, with 2,500 fighters, followed by Jordan with 2,089.

On the other hand, leading the charge in the Western hemisphere is Russia, which has seen 800 fighters travel to Syria. However, Russia is followed by the much smaller United Kingdom, which has exported a worrying 488 fighters so far.

The Washington Post cites the International Center for the Study of Radicalisation and the Soufan Group for the numbers that appear on the infographic.