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Up to 300 Swedes fight with ISIS, says Sweden’s intelligence chief

Sweden's intelligence chief Anders Thornberg
Sweden’s intelligence chief Anders Thornberg

(IraqiNews.com) On Saturday, around 300 Swedes have joined the ISIS group in the battles going on in the Middle East, according to Sweden’s intelligence chief.

The head of Sweden’s intelligence, Anders Thornberg said on SR public radio: “A hundred cases of people who have left to join the fighting have been confirmed, then there are the presumed cases, and then those who have not been counted, which brings the total to between 250 and 300.”

“A certain number of young Swedish men are leaving and training in camps. They’re going beyond the limits of human behavior…They’re fighting and killing other people” he said.

Noteworthy, Sweden announced late October that it would pass a law project to ban its citizens who are taking part in foreign armed conflicts such in the Middle East.

 

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