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Afghans Sound Alarm Over Islamic State Recruitment: Western Officials Skeptical

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Wall Street Journal, 13 October 2014

AAN’s Christian Bleuer is quoted here on IS Central Asian recruitment:

Islamic State has already recruited extremists from Afghanistan’s northern neighbors, according to Christian Bleuer, an expert on Central Asia with the Kabul-based Afghan Analysts Network.

“As far as their presence in Central Asia goes, they are mostly producing recruits for Syria and Iraq,” said Mr. Bleuer. “They mostly do it voluntarily, they don’t need much convincing.”