More than 6,000 have left Europe for Isis jihad: EU

EU Justice Commissioner Věra Jourová said Europeans who have gone to join jihadist Isis fighters in Syria may number more than 6,000.

The EU justice commissioner spoke of the number of jihadists being recruited in Europe on the eve of a Barcelona meeting of European and North African foreign ministers.

Representatives from 36 countries will meet in the Catalan capital to discuss ways to fight terrorism.

“At the European level, we estimate that 5,000 to 6,000 individuals have left for Syria,” Věra Jourová told Le Figaro in an interview, adding that the true number was likely to be far higher due to the difficulty of tracking foreign fighters in the conflict.

Update: EU Underestimates Number Of Westerners Fighting For Jihad