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From Freedom Fighters to JihadistsHuman Resources of Non State Armed Groups$
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Vera Mironova

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190939755

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190939755.001.0001

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Leaving, Staying, Fighting

Leaving, Staying, Fighting

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(p.47) 2 Leaving, Staying, Fighting
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From Freedom Fighters to Jihadists
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Vera Mironova

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190939755.003.0003

In any civil war, the local population first separates into two groups: those who go (refugees) and those who stay. Those who stay further split into those who take up arms (fighters) and those who do not (civilians). This chapter examines those who find themselves in the midst of war, especially in Syria. Why do some people leave the war zone as refugees while others choose to stay despite the dangers? Among those who stay, why do some take up weapons and become fighters while others remain civilians? Finally, why do some local fighters eventually stop participating and demobilize?

Keywords:   fighters, civilians, refugees, Syrian civil war, fighting

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