‘Contained’? Foreign fighters joining ISIS have doubled in last year

‘Contained’? Foreign fighters joining ISIS have doubled in last year

The “contained” ISIS “jayvee team” has been doing some serious recruiting over the past year. According to a new report, the number of foreign fighters flocking to Iraq and Syria to help fulfill the ISIS caliphate has doubled.

From Libya to Norway, the number of foreign fighters traveling to Syria and Iraq to fight for the Islamic State terrorist group has more than doubled in the last 18 months, according to a new intelligence report released Tuesday, suggesting that efforts to stem the tide of travel in that respect have not been successful.

The Soufan Group’s June 2014 assessment estimated that 12,000 people had traveled to Syria to fight for ISIL. In its new report, that number now stands at 27,000 to 31,000 from at least 86 different countries. …

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Another alarming statistic that keeps coming up is that fact that there are twice as many United Kingdom Muslims fighting for ISIS that [sic] there are serving in the British armed forces.

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