A list of German jihadists killed in Syria

In December 2013 the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) published a new estimate of foreign fighters in Syria. Based on more than 1,500 sources the ICSR estimates that – from late 2011 to 10 December 2013 – between 3,300 and 11,000 individuals from various countries have gone to Syria to fight against the regime of Bashar al-Assad. For Germany the number of fighters ranges from 34 to 300. At least around 16 German jihadists are said to have been killed in the conflict until now.

Hence, I compiled a list of German fighters (or fighters from Germany) who died in the Syrian civil war. The following list almost certainly is not complete and to most of the dead fighters only scarce information is available.

Update November 2015: Due to the high number of German jihadists who traveled to Syria and Iraq in the last months I was unfortunately unable to keep the following list updated. German officials estimate that until now 760 Germans have left the country to join jihadist groups in Syria and Iraq. 120 are believed to have died in the conflict. With the conflict in Syria and Iraq intensifying day by day, groups like ISIS don’t even publish eulogies or obituaries for their killed „martyrs“ anymore. Observers of the conflict assume, that the badly trained foreign fighters simply serve as cannon fodder in combat. This is one reason why it is currently nearly impossible to get any useful information on killed jihadists from Germany.

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