125 Danish citizens have joined ISIS, returnees pose terror threat: Official

QAMISHLI – Since the emergence of the extremist Islamic State group (ISIS), thousands of westerners have joined its ranks. The Western governments expressed fear of the returnee jihadists, who could carry out attacks against European and American interests in their countries.

The Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET) said Friday that some 125 Danish citizens have joined ISIS since the group declared its alleged caliphate in Syria and Iraq.

“Since the summer of 2012, nearly 125 Danish citizens have left the country to join radical groups in Iraq and Syria, and those who have returned could carry out attacks,” PET said in a statement.