Friday, October 31, 2014

Iraq And Syria is now 'Ground Zero' For Foreign Jihadists

Foreign Jihadists Flocking To Iraq And Syria On 'Unprecedented Scale' – UN -- The Guardian

UN report suggests decline of al-Qaida has yielded an explosion of jihadist enthusiasm for its even mightier successor organisations, chiefly Isis

The United Nations has warned that foreign jihadists are swarming into the twin conflicts in Iraq and Syria on “an unprecedented scale” and from countries that had not previously contributed combatants to global terrorism.

A report by the UN security council, obtained by the Guardian, finds that 15,000 people have travelled to Syria and Iraq to fight alongside the Islamic State (Isis) and similar extremist groups. They come from more than 80 countries, the report states, “including a tail of countries that have not previously faced challenges relating to al-Qaida”.

The UN said it was uncertain whether al-Qaida would benefit from the surge. Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of al-Qaida who booted Isis out of his organisation, “appears to be maneuvering for relevance”, the report says.

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My Comment: One thing that is going for the Islamic State is the following .... ISIS Has More Land, Money, Fighters Than Al-Qaeda Had on 9/11 (Breitbart). In short .... a safe haven and the resources to support those who believe in radical Islam.

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