The danger posed by returning Americans who have trained with and fought for ISIS overseas cannot be understated nor ignored.
The Geller Report has revealed the official United States policy that any foreign fighters, American or otherwise, who have joined ISIS should die on the battlefield. While it is impossible to know exactly how many Americans have left home to join ISIS, it is heartening to know that of those our government knows about, very few have returned home thus far.
From The Daily Mail:
More than 120 Americans who were recruited to fight for ISIS are unaccounted for, according to a new report.
This week, the Soufan Center – a Washington-based security intelligence consultancy – released ‘Beyond the Caliphate: Foreign Fighters and the Threat of Returnees’.
In the report, the agency said that at least 5,600 citizens or residents from 33 countries have returned home, making up approximately 15 per cent of ISIS’s fighters.
However, for the United States, of the 129 fighters who succeeded in leaving the country, only seven have returned home.
In 2015, the US government estimated that approximately one in five of the American fighters who fled to join ISIS were killed in war zones.
However, there are no exact numbers of how many were killed abroad or how many may have escaped into other countries – leaving the whereabouts of many unknown…