foreign fighters

Foreign jihadis change face of Syrian civil war – Fighters from overseas are an increasingly dominant – and sometimes resented – force in the fight against Bashar al-Assad

Constanze Letsch in Istanbul, Reyhanli and Kilis The Guardian, Thursday 25 December 2014 18.00 GMT Jump to comments (440) Refugees from Kobani watch the Syrian town during fighting between Isis and peshmerga forces. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters Muhammad no longer recognises his country. The 35-year-old former teacher from Idlib province says […]

Former U.S. Soldier Charged with Conspiring to Use Destructive Device While Fighting with al Qaeda-Affiliated Group in Syria

U.S. Attorney’s Office March 28, 2013 Eastern District of Virginia (703) 299-3700 ALEXANDRIA, VA—Eric Harroun, 30, of Phoenix, was arrested and charged with conspiring to use a rocket propelled grenade (RPG) while fighting with the al Nusrah Front, an organization commonly referred to as “al Qaeda in Iraq” and designated […]