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"A group of experts gathered by the Counter-Extremism Project believes the number of pro-Ukraine foreign fighters present in-country ranges from 'several hundred… to a few thousand.' Fighters from Eastern Europe and former Soviet republics still seem to constitute the bulk of arrivals, with Poland, Georgia, Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania and Romania among the most frequently mentioned in open sources as countries of origin."

Date
August 18, 2022
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"Security officials in Germany have visited known far-right extremists to warn them not to travel to fight in Ukraine. It is one method western states are using to discourage extremists from taking up arms amid fears returning right-wing fighters will pose a security threat. In a webinar hosted by the Counter Extremism Project, experts warned European nations to prepare for the fallout."

Date
April 6, 2022
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On September 30, 2017, there was a small explosion at Myanmar’s embassy in Cairo, Egypt, though there were no casualties. Hasm later claimed responsibility for the attack, the militant group’s first on a civilian target, saying it was a warning in response to the Myanmar’s military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. 

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