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After Obama speech, Islamic State gets an influx of recruits in Syria

Sep 17, 2014    

Beirut Islamic State has won new recruits in Syria since President Barack Obama signalled last week that air strikes against the group will be expanded from Iraq to its strongholds in northern and eastern Syria, a group monitoring the war said on Wednesday.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 162 people had joined Islamic State training camps in Aleppo province since September 10, when Obama said he would not hesitate to strike Islamic State in Syria.The new recruits do not represent a big increase in the size of IS, which is estimated by intelligence agencies at 20,000 to 30,000 fight...

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