Monday, September 28, 2015 1:58 pm
Among those who have entered or tried to enter the conflict in Iraq or Syria are more than 250 Americans, up from about 100 a year ago, according to intelligence and law enforcement officials.
President Obama, according to the report, will take stock of the international campaign to counter the Islamic State at the United Nations on Tuesday, “a public accounting that comes as American intelligence analysts have been preparing a confidential assessment that concludes that nearly 30,000 foreign fighters have travelled to Iraq and Syria from more than 100 countries since 2011.” A year ago, the same officials estimated that flow to be about 15,000 combatants from 80 countries, mostly to join the Islamic State.
That grim appraisal coincides with the scheduled release on Tuesday of a six-month, bipartisan congressional investigation into terrorist and foreign fighter travel, which concludes that “despite concerted efforts to stem the flow, we have largely failed to stop Americans from travelling overseas to join jihadists.”
Other parts of the Obama administration’s policies on Syria and for combating the Islamic State have suffered significant setbacks, as well, the report indicates. A $500 million Pentagon effort to train rebel forces to take on the Islamic State in Syria has, according to the story, produced only a handful of fighters.
Read up the full stroy here: http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/thousands-enter-syria-to-join-isis-despite-global-efforts/ar-AAeRcNI?li=AAaeUIW&ocid=HPCDHP