In Iraq and Syria, a Resurgence of Foreign Suicide Bombers

(Reuters) Mark Hosenball - There has been a resurgence of suicide bomb attacks in Syria and Iraq, many carried out by foreigners drawn to the conflicts from across the region and from Europe, representing a disturbing shift in tactics among radical jihadists, U.S. and European security and intelligence officials say. In the last year the rate of suicide bomb attacks in Iraq has risen sharply, back to levels not seen since 2007, U.S. officials said. In March and April alone, at least 14 Tunisians fighting with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) blew themselves up in Iraq. Other suicide bombers in Iraq included fighters from Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Many appeared to be Saudis, Libyans, Egyptians, Moroccans and Jordanians.

2014-05-05 00:00:00

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