Currently, the new Belgian database for foreign terrorist fighters includes 104 women out of a total of 614 people. One in every six on the list is about 20 years old. The youngest is 15 years old and the oldest is 70.

Two out of three in the database are likely in the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, four are on their way to these countries, probably 114 have returned and 73 have probably tried to leave the Islamic State.

Furthermore, 157 people are now suspected of planning to leave for Syria or Iraq. Of 614 fighters, 109 have already died but were not removed from the database because death has not been officially confirmed.

According to Paul Van Tigchelt, head of the Coordinating Unit for Threat Analysis,  about twenty of the fighters have been implicated in a given attack.

Seven of them appear to have been involved in the Paris and Brussels attacks, namely, Bilal Hadfi, Salah Abdeslam and Mohamed Abrini (the so-called “man in the hat”).

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