ISIS: 1,000 foreign fighters reach Syria each month

In spite of air raids by U.S. and allies

31 October, 19:25

    (ANSAmed) - NEW YORK, OCTOBER 31 - About 1,000 foreign fighters each month are believed to reach Syria to join fundamentalist Islamist groups, a flow not stemmed by the start of air raids carried out by the United States and allies against ISIS, according to US intelligence.

    ''The flow of fighters making their way to Syria remains constant, so the overall number continues to rise'', a US intelligence official, whose name was withheld, told the Washington Post.

    With US intelligence estimating that such a flow of foreign fighters has continued over the past year, the Post estimated their numbers now exceed 16,000 - similar to the figure cited by a UN report, which put their number at around 15,000.

    According to the latest estimates, air raids carried out by allied forces have killed in Syria some 460 militants from ISIS and about 60 from the al Nusra Front. (ANSAmed)
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