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Road warriors : foreign fighters in the armies of Jihad

Author: Daniel Byman
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Road Warriors" is a history of the modern jihadist movement, detailing the lives and struggles of foreigners who left their homes to wage jihad in another country. Some died there, while others became professional fighters, going from one war to the next. Still others sought to return home or to the United States and Europe, some to peaceful retirement but a deadly few to conduct terrorist attacks. This book shows  Read more...
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Byman, Daniel, 1967-
Road warriors.
New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, 2019
(DLC) 2018040087
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Byman
ISBN: 9780190646516 0190646519
OCLC Number: 1049574981
Description: x, 382 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Why do foreign fighters matter? --
The prophet : Abdullah Azzam and the anti-Soviet jihad in --
Barbaros: the red beard --
The trainer : Ali Mohammad and Afghanistan in the 1990s --
Chechnya and the sword of Islam --
Hubris and nemesis : the Chechen foreign fighters overreach --
The slaughterer : Abu-Musab al-Zarqawi and ascendant Iraqi Jihad (2003-2006) --
The dreamer : Abu Ayyub al-Masri and the self-destruction of the Iraqi Jihad --
The gadfly : Omar Hammami --
John the Beatle and the Syrian Civil War --
The facilitator : Amer Azizi and the rise of Jihadist terrorism in Europe --
America squares off against the Legion --
How to stop foreign fighters.
Responsibility: Daniel Byman.

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