Central Asia: Syria-linked Threats on Security Agenda

Analysts agree that some Kyrgyz Muslims are fighting in Syria, but about how many is unknown. (Photo: David Trilling)

Security officials in several Central Asia states are playing up the threat posed by Islamic militants returning to the region from Syria. While authorities warn of potential problems ahead, analysts are struggling to assess the real risk level.

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Joanna Lillis is a freelance writer who specializes in Central Asia.

Central Asia: Syria-linked Threats on Security Agenda

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