Islamist Influx Several Radicalized Ex-German Soldiers in Iraq

Germany on Sunday presented the list of weapons it plans to send to the Kurds in northern Iraq. Some of them, though, may end up being used against former German soldiers. SPIEGEL has learned that 20 ex-Bundeswehr troops have joined jihadists in the region.
A fighter in northern Iraq during an offensive against the jihadists from the Islamic State.

A fighter in northern Iraq during an offensive against the jihadists from the Islamic State.

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