Threats and threat assessment

Terrorist-related activities in Sweden are primarily carried out by
those who are motivated by Islamist extremism and such activities most often serve to support terrorist offences in conflict zones such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Yemen and Syria.

Several people are also known to have travelled from Sweden to conflict zones to engage in terrorist training or other unlawful acts of violence. There are a number of individuals who are supporting or financing terrorist offences in other countries and doing so from Sweden. Sweden is obligated under international law to counter such terrorist offences. Facilitating terrorism abroad also includes the recruitment of new followers in Sweden.