A member of the Iraqi forces in al-Shura, south of Mosul, prepares for an operation to retake the city from Islamic State. Experts say Asian militants fleeing Iraq could return home to pursue jihad. Photo: AFP

When Mosul falls, will Islamic State head to Asia?

As US-backed war machine encircles the militant group’s last bastion in Iraq, experts warn battle-hardened foreign fighters will return home to wage jihad

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A member of the Iraqi forces in al-Shura, south of Mosul, prepares for an operation to retake the city from Islamic State. Experts say Asian militants fleeing Iraq could return home to pursue jihad. Photo: AFP
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