According to Swedish media sources, almost 30 war crime cases are still pending at the International Public Prosecution Office, because there are not enough resources to carry out investigations. Six prosecutors are working along with only eight police officers, head prosecutor Tora Holst emphasized. She insisted that eight officers are far too few to handle the situation aggravated by the influx of former jihadi fighters returning from the Middle Eastern war zone. The head prosecutor noted that there are materials, suspects and people the office could interrogate, but the office cannot launch a large-scale investigation due to the lack of resources.
Mouhannad Droubi is one of only three people convicted by the Swedish court for overseas war crimes in the last decade. However, according to some estimates around 130 to 300 Swedes have fled to Syria and Iraq since 2012. Those who return from the conflict zone are posing a tough challenge to Sweden since the Second World War, experts underscore. However, many of war criminals remain unpunished in the country that fails to cope with a growing threat.