Syria Is Jihad Central: 6,000 Terrorists Flood New Al-Qaeda Training Ground

(Washington Times) Bill Gertz - Thousands of foreign terrorists traveled to Syria over the past several months to wage jihad in what U.S. officials say is fast becoming a new international terror training ground. Most of the foreign terrorists are fighting for the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front and are coming mainly from Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Libya, and Tunisia, by crossing the Syrian border with Turkey. The large numbers have increased fears among security officials that the terrorists will use their experience to spread terror to their home countries. Of particular concern are reports that the Islamist rebels are receiving significant numbers of Russian-made SA-7 anti-aircraft missiles that could be used against commercial airliners.

2013-07-05 00:00:00

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