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Gary R. Bunt

'Jihadist academies'

The New Arab, Fears of new jihadist 'academies' as Iraqi jails fill up with IS militants

"'As Iraq tries thousands of locals and foreigners accused of joining the Islamic State group, experts warn its jails could once again become "academies" for jihadists.Prison was a pivotal moment for many prominent jihadists - not least of them Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, IS's Iraqi supremo who remains at large despite the collapse of his "caliphate" in March.'"

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