According to the media outlet's Monday report, the internships were arranged by head of Orebro's Municipal Partnership Thomas Gustafsson for alienated 18-24-year-olds, including those who had travelled to fight with the IS.
"In Autumn 2013 we found out that 12 young people from Vivalla went and fought wars. Some stayed in Turkey, others went to Syria. We talked to the police when they returned to Sweden, but there was no suspicion of crime from the young people, so we wanted to help them out," Gustafsson told the SVT television channel.
Militants who have travelled to the war-torn regions to fight for groups such as the IS often return to their home countries to conduct terrorist attacks on behalf of those groups. According to last month's reports, 110 Swedes were confirmed to have travelled to join terrorist movements in Syria since 2012. Around 40 are confirmed to have returned to Sweden, with 25-30 people dying in combat.