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ISIS has 30,000 foreign fighters from more than 100 countries

The number of ISIS militants coming from several countries to Iraq and Syria.
The number of ISIS militants coming from several countries to Iraq and Syria.

(IraqiNews.com) According to a report to the UN Security Council, nearly 30 thousand foreign fighters were recruited currently in the ISIS ranks. They came from 100 countries around the world including countries that had been untouched by the activity of terrorist groups such as Chile and Finland.

The members of the Security Council will meet on Friday to discuss a report on “foreign terrorist fighters” and consider possible measures to combat this threat.

This is the first report of its kind in the United Nations, which addresses the issue of “foreign fighters”, and includes countries such as Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq, in addition to North African countries such as Libya.

The report indicated that the number of recruits in ISIS ranks has increased by about 70% during the past nine months.

This sudden rise poses concern about the spread of extremism phenomenon globally, and breadth of its geographical scope to include several countries experiencing the stability, including European countries.

The report indicates that the flow rate of foreign fighters into Iraq and Syria is currently higher than ever before, with the emergence of signs of an accelerating growth of ISIS organization in Libya.

US officials said earlier this year that 3,400 people from Western countries, including 150 from the United States have traveled to Iraq and Syria to join militant groups.

British officials have estimated that more than 700 British have traveled to Syria during the past three years, nearly half of them returned to their country.

The report describes Iraq, Syria and Libya as “real finishing school” for terrorists, pointing out that Tunisia, Morocco, France and Russia, in particular, may contribute in terrorist attacks in the future due to the number of fighters from these countries.



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  1. Wow 30,000 no wonder Iraq needs help from other countries. Some of that number may not be fighters. Like that Australian doctor who is with ISIS but just works as a special doctor just for babies in a hospital, so some like him went there not to fight but to be ISIS civilians.

  2. Foreign members of Isis are to be blamed for the crimes committed against its own forces and the innocent victims of Syria and Iraq.people of those country’s joining Isis should now join their fellow countrymen fight off those foreign terrorists.also western countries’ should now start deporting families of those whose sons and daughters are now fighting with Isis.for they are actually supporters of this terrorist organization.

  3. ISIS attracts goons and fanatics = both good for nothing for the world. Give them free way to join ISIS and then bomb them. You cannot eliminate them in your country. Natures way of controlling evil!

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