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ISIL Leaders Threaten Fighters Who Want to Leave and Return to Their Homeland

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As many foreign fighters are becoming disillusioned by the Islamic State’s atrocious violence and are considering fleeing the conflict to return to the safety of their homeland, ISIS leaders are using death threats and imprisonment to force the fighters to stay.
An unnamed source with “extensive contacts among terrorist groups” told British newspaper The Observer that there are dozens of radicalized British fighters who want to return to the U.K., but are being held in the caliph against their will by other ISIS militants.
“There are Britons, who, upon wanting to leave have been threatened with death, either directly or indirectly,” the source said.

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