Developments in Syria and Iraq have stirred up not only these countries, but also the entire region. Despite the fact that Azerbaijan is not in close proximity to these countries and has no common border with them, it is also affected by the impact of these events. However, the effect is of a somewhat different nature. To some degree this impact, at least at the community level was relatively marginal. Some Azerbaijani citizens belonging to the radical groups are actively involved in military operations in Syria and Iraq, joining the ranks of the Syrian opposition and the ISID. The purpose of this paper is to examine the causes of this phenomenon, its origins, and its possible consequences.
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