‘More than 1,000 Franco-Germans’ in Iraq-Syria wars

14/09/2014 (Anadolu Agency): More than a thousand people from France and Germany have gone to  Iraq andSyria to join groups fighting in the war-ridden countries, according to French and German authorities. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve told the French weekly Le Journal de Dimanche on Sunday that nearly 350 of French citizens or residents were now in the restive Mid-east countries, including 60 women. The minister said that, in total “there are 930 French citizens or residents who have gone to, want to go to, or have returned from the fighting in the two countries”. He added: “One hundred and eighty of them have returned from Syria, 170 have just left the country and 230 are preparing to leave.” Meanwhile, Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine reported on Sunday that German security reports stated the number of people identified as having gone to Syria to fight alongside radical groups like the militant Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) was 378 as of early August…





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