Denmark faces danger of interior terrorism


Fear of increasing radicalization among Muslim youth in Scandinavian countries grows. File photo

ARA News

Istanbul, Turkey – The Danish Intelligence Agency announced Friday that Denmark faces a significant threat from Muslim extremist citizens returning from Syria and Iraq.

The number of Danish citizens who went to fight with the Islamic extremist groups such as “Islamic State (IS/ISIS)” in Syria and Iraq has reached 110, the Danish intelligence service reported.

“At least 16 Danish young Muslims were reported dead in battles in Syria and Iraq, while about half of those who traveled to these war-torn courtiers have returned to Denmark,” the Danish intelligence added.

The intelligence service expressed its concerns about the returnees and the possibility that they launch terrorist attacks against European and American interests in the country. 

Denmark sent seven F 16 fighter jets to Iraq within the framework of the U.S.-led international coalition to eliminate the Islamic State group, which raised fears of reprisals inside Denmark.

According to the same source, several women are among the extremists who left Denmark to join the ranks of the IS group. 


Reporting by: Mohammed Nasser

Source: ARA News

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