UN warns of ‘unprecedented’ number of foreign jihadists

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LONDON: Jihadists from more than 80 countries have flocked to fight in Iraq and Syria on an “unprecedented scale,” according to extracts of a United Nations report published by Britain’s Guardian newspaper on Friday. Around 15,000 people have traveled to fight alongside Islamic State and other hardcore militant groups from “countries that have not previously faced challenges relating to al-Qaeda,” said the report.

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