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British Jihadists in Syria Claim Hundreds From Britain Have Come To Join Fight Against Assad

Sky News has gained the first access to a previously unknown brigade of exclusively British jihadists fighting in Syria.

Until now, the existence of this UK brigade has been kept a secret, but it reveals that British security services have hugely underestimated the scale of UK nationals involved in the bloodshed.

In a series of wide-ranging and frank interviews, the jihadists, who have asked Sky News to protect their identities for fear of a backlash against their families in the UK, reveal that hundreds of young men from Britain have joined the fight against Bashar al Assad's government and that "at least" four die each month.

Source: Sky News. Read full article. (link)

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  • Jull||

    I do not think it's right to interfere into the inner affairs of the country, but everyone makes his own choice and maybe for some British it's really better to go and feel they are needed in the other country then to be at home yet applying to Sterling Store company, because of the rough times they are having.