Tuesday, March 3, 2015

40 American Muslims Have Fought in Syria And Returned

So the question is: How many more are there?  It's also interesting that Clapper makes excuses by saying some merely went there as aid workers.  So what, just who were they aiding?  There are no pro Western "rebels" in the area.  This number does not include the Somalis who have gone and returned from North Africa.  The number is certainly low for two reasons, first, it is an estimate and second there is a reluctance to make the true numbers public.   


U.S. spy chief says 40 Americans who went to Syria have returned

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - About 180 Americans have traveled to Syria to join Islamist militants and around 40 of them have returned to the United States, the U.S. National Intelligence director, James Clapper, said on Monday.

Clapper said not all those who went to Syria, where Islamic State militants and other factions are fighting each other and the forces of President Bashar al-Assad, had engaged in the Islamist campaign. Some might have been aid workers, he said.

The United States and its allies believe that more than 20,000 foreign fighters from more than 90 countries have gone to Syria. Islamic State forces have taken over large parts of Syria and neighboring Iraq.

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