Thousands Enter Syria to Join ISIS Despite Global Efforts

WASHINGTON — Nearly 30,000 foreign recruits have now poured into Syria, many to join the Islamic State, a doubling of volunteers in just the past 12 months and stark evidence that an international effort to tighten borders, share intelligence and enforce antiterrorism laws is not diminishing the ranks of new militant fighters.

Among those who have entered or tried to enter the conflict in Iraq or Syria are more than 250 Americans, up from about 100 a year ago, according to intelligence and law enforcement officials.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I wonder if Putin realizes what he is getting into.

    • mobuyus

      These clowns are easily handled by men with backbone and the right armaments. I am sure Putin will use a scorched earth policy and the only ones crying over collateral damage will be obama and the lily-livered left that allowed this to fester.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Good news. It’s like a gigantic dog food machine.

  • ismiselemeas

    Never mind Putin, what does Erdogan think is going to happen when the fighters start flowing back into Turkey in the face of Russian action in Syria? Erdogan is playing a very dangerous game that may get the better of him. Also, Russia doesn’t have eyes for Ukraine alone.