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Foreign jihadists flock to Iraq, Syria on 'unprecedented scale': UN

Added: 31.10.2014 11:02 | 0 views | 0 comments


Jihadists from more than 80 countries have flocked to fight in Iraq and Syria on an "unprecedented scale", according to extracts of a UN report published by Britain's Guardian newspaper on Friday. Around 15,000 people have travelled to fight alongside Islamic State (IS) and other hardcore militant groups from "countries that have not previously faced challenges relating to al-Qaeda," said the report. Britain's top police officer, Bernard Hogan-Howe, estimated last week that five people a week were leaving the country to fight with IS. Security officials estimate that there are currently around 500 British nationals fighting in Syria and Iraq.

From: news.yahoo.com

Few Arrests of Americans Who Fought In Syria or Iraq

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Of the dozens of Americans who traveled to war-torn Syria or Iraq and then returned to the United States, only a ???small group??? of them fought with a terrorist group and might be inclined to launch an attack back in the U.S. homeland, federal counterterrorism officials have determined.

From: abcnews.go.com

Iraqi Kurdish forces enter Syria to fight Islamic State

Added: 30.10.2014 23:52 | 0 views | 0 comments


By Humeyra Pamuk and Omer Berberoglu SURUC Turkey (Reuters) - A first group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters entered the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Thursday to help push back Islamic State militants who have defied U.S. air strikes and threatened to massacre its Kurdish defenders. Kobani, on the border with Turkey, has been encircled by the Sunni Muslim insurgents for more than 40 days. Weeks of U.S.-led air strikes have failed to break their stranglehold, and Kurds are hoping the arrival of the peshmerga will turn the tide. ...

From: news.yahoo.com

NC man pleads guilty in federal court to trying to aid international terrorist organization

Added: 30.10.2014 22:15 | 0 views | 0 comments


Federal prosecutors say a North Carolina man who tried to join the fighting in Syria is pleading guilty to terrorism charges.

From: feeds.foxnews.com

Syria debate roils adminstration

Added: 30.10.2014 22:07 | 0 views | 0 comments


Chuck Hagel sends Susan Rice a memo that faults the administration's outlook on the conflict.

Tags: Rica, Syria
From: www.politico.com


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