Report: Spike in Jihadists Entering Syria

(Jerusalem Post) Benjamin Weinthal - France's intelligence service reported a significant spike in the number of jihadists who travelled to Syria to fight against Assad, according to a report in Le Monde. John R. Schindler, a professor at the U.S. Naval War College, wrote based on the report, "France is a major source, with the number of French nationals in Syria having doubled just since May, with some 400 in various forms of transit and over 200 actually in Syria as of the beginning of October." Fresh groups of jihadists are also travelling from Chechnya to Syria. Radical Islamists from Australia and Canada have left for Syria, while smaller numbers of jihadists have departed from Italy and Luxembourg.

2013-10-22 00:00:00

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