63 Algerians have joined ISIS, says Algerian Minister

The Algerian Minister of Religious Affairs and Endowments Mohamed Issa revealed on Wednesday, that 63 Algerian citizens have joined the ISIS group in Iraq and Syria.

Issa said that “Based on information received from the International Police (INTERPOL), the Algerian presence in the ranks of the ISIS is the weakest,” pointing out that, “Only one percent of the elements of the group are Algerians, while the percentage reaches up to 23 percent in neighboring countries, especially Tunisia and Libya.”

“90 percent of the youths involved with ISIS were recruited via social network sites,” Issa noted.


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