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Unprecedented number of jihadists entering Iraq and Syria, says UN

Oct 31, 2014    

London: Foreign jihadists from more than 80 countries have flocked to fight in Iraq and Syria on an unprecedented scale, according to extracts of a UN report published by Britain'sGuardian newspaper on Friday.Around 15,000 people have travelled to fight alongside Islamic State (IS) and other hardcore militant groups from "countries that have not previously faced challenges relating to al-Qaeda," said the report.The number of foreign jihadists travelling to fight since 2010 exceeds the cumulative total of the 20 preceding years many times, the Security Council study said. "There ...

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