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Syria and Iraq

Question for Home Office

UIN HL1410, tabled on 22 July 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest estimate of (1) the number of British Muslims fighting with Salafist movements in Syria and Iraq, and (2) the number of such British Muslims who have recently returned home.

Answered on

30 July 2014

We believe that more than 400 UK-linked individuals have travelled to Syria and have become involved in the fighting since the start of the uprising. A
significant subset of those have returned to the UK.

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Home Office