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5000 Europeans joined ISIS in Iraq and Syria, says Europol

Foreign ISIS elements. Archival photo.
Foreign ISIS elements. Archival photo.

(IraqiNews.com) The director of European police agency (Europol) Rob Wainwright announced on Monday, that five thousand Europeans have joined ISIS during the past months.

Wainwright said in a press statement followed by IraqiNews.com: “Five thousand people, including British, French, Belgian and Dutch traveled to join ISIS terrorist organization in Iraq and Syria.”

“The European police “Europol” is working on pursuing sources of money used to support ISIS militants.

The statistics estimated that about 700 British traveled to Syria and Iraq to join ISIS, while the European police database, that follow foreign terrorists, indicatess that it has 6000 names.



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