'ISIS doubles number of foreign fighters'

'ISIS doubles number of foreign fighters'

World December 8, 2015 19:35

london - In the past eighteen months, the terrorist group Islamic State (ISIS) doubled the number of foreign fighters to an estimated 31,000. It is a new generation of jihadists in Syria with IS connection. This is a former head of the counter-terrorism department of the British secret service MI6, Richard Barrett, said.

The chaos of the Syrian Civil War draws Barrett as the new generation of jihadists. ISIS much more successful than other terrorist groups like al-Qaeda. Numerous Western leaders have said that IS is a bigger threat than al-Qaeda. Barrett, who works at a private consultant on security issues in New York, believes that much more needs to be done,null, against the appeal of ISIS. That does not mean, according to him more war, but do something about the way they are to the ISIS examined.

Many fighters IS come from the Middle East itself, from North Africa and the countries of the former Soviet Union. Approximately 5.000 fighters are from the EU.

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