Americans and Europeans who have gone to Syria to fight Assad government

  • by: The Associated Press , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 30, 2014 - 3:05 AM

As many as 12,000 foreigners have gone to Syria to fight the government of Bashar Assad. Many have joined extremist groups, including the al-Nusra front, an al-Qaida affiliate, and the Islamic State group, which now controls a territory straddling Syria and Iraq. The State Department lists these foreigners fighting the Assad government in Syria:

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