Syria's Disneyland for Jihadists

(Der Spiegel-Germany) Christoph Reuter - More than 1,000 jihadists are staying in and around Atmeh, a once-sleepy smugglers' nest on the Turkish border that has become a mecca for jihad tourists from around the world. When the foreign fighters are asked about their plans, they only mention Syria as a stage. "First there is jihad here, until we achieve victory! Then we will liberate Iraq, Lebanon and Palestine," says a young Arab from the UK.

2013-10-04 00:00:00

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