ASTANA, Kazakhstan -- Observers in Central Asia are expecting a "moderate" (code yellow) terrorism threat in 2017, CA-News.org and Kazinform reported.
"This year will be characterised by the partial return of insurgents who fought in Syria and Iraq," Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies Director Erlan Karin said during an Astana lecture Monday (January 9).
Some insurgents will head to Afghanistan, while others will go home, he added, according to CA-News.org.
"New organisations will be founded and old ones will fade away," he predicted.
President Nazarbayev and society are calling on Islamic authorities to provide continuing education for imams and scholars.
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