According to the Swedish Defence University, around 300 people travelled from Sweden between 2012 and 2016 to join the terrorist organisation ISIS in Syria and Iraq. SVT has, through sources, managed to identify 83 of them.

Two of the three people with links to Gävleborg have now been deregistered in the population register. The third, a 36-year-old man, was stopped at Arlanda in the spring of 2023 on his way to Istanbul.

36-year-old man

Since the trip to ISIS, the 36-year-old has been convicted of several crimes in Sweden. In 2019, he was convicted of involvement in several thefts in Sälen.

The 36-year-old has previously received a penalty order for violating the Knife Act and has been convicted of attempted theft and money laundering offences.

The man has almost half a million kronor in debts to the Swedish Enforcement Authority. When he was stopped at Arlanda in the spring of 2023, he had 750 euros in cash in his pocket that was seized by the Enforcement Authority.

He is still registered in Gävleborg.

31-year-old man

The 31-year-old is originally from Närke, but was most recently registered in Gävleborg. In 2022, the man was deregistered from his address and it is unclear whether he resides in Sweden or abroad.

The 31-year-old travelled from Sweden in 2015 and received student aid during his stay with ISIS. According to Expressen, he received a large sum of money from CSN for studies abroad.

The 31-year-old has been convicted several times for crimes committed before his trip to the Islamic State. These include theft, drug offences, violations of the Weapons Act, violent resistance and aggravated smuggling.

31-year-old man

The man was charged with theft in 2012, but has not been convicted of any crime.

On the other hand, he has incurred VAT debts and late fees of more than SEK 2013 million after his company went bankrupt in <>. The following year, the Administrative Court ruled that he was obliged to pay the full amount.

He was deregistered from his registered address in Gävleborg in 2021.