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Syrian recruits are ‘ticking
time bomb,’ study says

Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Yaakov Lappin

Original Article

Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 5/14/2014 1:36:03 AM

The approximately 5,000 Arab foreign insurgents fighting in rebel Syrian ranks are a collective “ticking bomb for their countries of origin,” a new study by Israeli security experts said Tuesday. Many of the volunteers pose a risk when they return, due to the likelihood of them setting up local jihad nodes, joining domestic networks, or forming local branches of transnational Syria-based terror networks, the authors said. (Snip) When in Syria, foreign Arab fighters mostly join the al-Qaida- affiliated Al-Nusra Front and its jihadi rival, the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), the study found. Countries particularly at risk are

Comments:
We are particularly at risk as there will be a push by the UN and dRATS driven "madness" to allow these "political" refugees entry here for humanitarian reasons. Or, we will, with Israel, be meeting them on the battlefield somewhere in the world.

      


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Syrian recruits are ‘ticking
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Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Yaakov Lappin    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 5/14/2014 1:36:03 AM     Post Reply
The approximately 5,000 Arab foreign insurgents fighting in rebel Syrian ranks are a collective “ticking bomb for their countries of origin,” a new study by Israeli security experts said Tuesday. Many of the volunteers pose a risk when they return, due to the likelihood of them setting up local jihad nodes, joining domestic networks, or forming local branches of transnational Syria-based terror networks, the authors said. (Snip) When in Syria, foreign Arab fighters mostly join the al-Qaida- affiliated Al-Nusra Front and its jihadi rival, the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), the study found. Countries particularly at risk are

   

 

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Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 5/14/2014 1:27:42 AM     Post Reply
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