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See Which Countries Islamic State Fighters Are Coming From

This map shows where Islamic State Fighters are coming from. Image via Radio Free Europe

While the U.S. tries to muster an international coalition to fight the Islamic State, it turns out the Islamic State is itself a very international group.

While the jihadist organization is most heavily involved in Syria and Iraq, it draws fighters from all over the world — and not just from majority-Muslim nations, either.

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty put together the infographic below, drawn from CIA data, showing how many fighters different countries have contributed to the Islamic State's 30,000-strong army.

It turns out the U.K. and France are contributing more fighters than many Arab nations including Egypt, Libya and Yemen (though on a per-capita basis, Muslim Arab nations lead the world in numbers of Islamic State fighters).

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