Dangerous Places

Number of Foreign Fighters in Syria Jumped from 800 to 8,000 in the Past Year

“Last year, U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno predicted that Syria’s rebels would soon be victorious over President Bashar al-Assad’s iron regime without the direct intervention of American troops. One year later, as Syria’s worsening civil war has morphed, so has the challenge of tracking from afar who’s who among a disparate network of fighting forces now numbering roughly 8,000 strong and growing, according to the top U.S. commander for the region.”

Source: Number of Foreign Fighters in Syria Jumped from 800 to 8,000 in the Past Year – Defense One

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