More global action needed to thwart foreign terrorist fighters

24 July 2015

Approximately 20,000 foreign combatants are fighting for extremist groups in conflicts such as the ongoing crisis in Syria.

That’s according to the Counter-Terrorism Committee which was established by the UN Security Council.

The Committee is meeting on Monday in Madrid, Spain, on strategies to address the threat presented by foreign terrorist fighters.

Carlota Fluxa spoke to Jean-Paul Laborde, its Executive Director, who says international efforts to halt their recruitment are “not quick enough.”

Duration: 4'34"

 

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