Syria: Who's in control of Idlib?

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But Raffaello Pantucci, of the UK-based security think tank Rusi (Royal United Services Institute), believes this number is too high. "They and their families may not number more than several thousand," he says. There are also believed to be other foreign jihadists in Idlib, including Chechens and Uzbeks, although the numbers are likely to be smaller.