Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Syria: 'up to 100' British Muslims fighting in war

    Wednesday, April 03, 2013   No comments


There are “hundreds” of Europeans now fighting in Syria, some of whom are with groups linked to al Qaeda, the Home Office told MPs.
The British-born jihadis are said to have joined the fight with Jabhat al-Nusra, the country’s most militant al-Qaeda gang.
The fighters have come from range of ethnic backgrounds include young Asians, converts to Islam and men from north African backgrounds.
Some are said to have fought in conflicts elsewhere while others waging war for the first time.
Officials warned of the risk to Britain and other European nations posed by foreign fighters now gaining military experience in Syria.


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