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posted on 21 November 2015

Belgium Is The EU 'Capital' For Foreign Fighters

by Felix Richter,

-- this post authored by Niall McCarthy

In the wake of Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris, police arrested seven suspects in the Molenbeek district of Brussels.

According to data compiled by RFE/RL, Belgium has contributed the most fighters to the so-called Islamic State of any EU nation on a per capita basis. RFE/RL estimate that there are 40 fighters per million Belgian inhabitants present in Syria and Iraq. Jordan, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia are the top three nations worldwide for supplying the so-called Islamic State with foreign fighters, contributing 315, 280 and 107 per million people respectively.

This chart shows the estimated number of foreign fighters per capita in 2015 (per million people).

Infographic: Belgium Is The EU 'Capital' For Foreign Fighters | Statista

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