Approximate number of foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria, by country of origin, as of December 2015

Top 10 countries of origin for foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria, as of 2015 This statistic shows the number of foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq by their country of origin, as of December 2015. As of December 2015, there were around 6000 foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq who originated from Tunisia. Around 760 foreign fighters originated from Germany. Foreign fighters refer to people traveling to Iraq and Syria to join the so-called Islamic State and other violent extremist groups.
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Number of foreign fighters
Tunisia6,000
Saudi Arabia2,500
Russia2,400
Turkey2,100
Jordan2,000
France1,700
Morocco1,200
Lebanon900
Germany760
United Kingdom760
Number of foreign fighters
Tunisia6,000
Saudi Arabia2,500
Russia2,400
Turkey2,100
Jordan2,000
France1,700
Morocco1,200
Lebanon900
Germany760
United Kingdom760
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This statistic shows the number of foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq by their country of origin, as of December 2015. As of December 2015, there were around 6000 foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq who originated from Tunisia. Around 760 foreign fighters originated from Germany. Foreign fighters refer to people traveling to Iraq and Syria to join the so-called Islamic State and other violent extremist groups.
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December 2015
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2015

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