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VOL. X, Issue 6

The French "Iraqi Networks" of the 2000s: Matrix of the 2015 Terrorist Attacks?

The networks that were active in sending “volunteers” for the anti-US jihad in Iraq from 2003 to 2007 might have played a key role in organizing the major terrorist attacks that struck France in January and November 2015. This jihadi genealogy underlines a complex generational transmission between pre-Islamic State (IS) and IS-inspired activists and cells.

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