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United States fails to stop flow of foreign fighters to #ISIS: study

United States fails to stop flow of foreign fighters to #ISIS: study

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - Nearly 30,000 foreigners, including more than 250 Americans, have joined ISIS and other militant groups to fight in Syria and Iraq, double the number a year ago, a congressional study released on Tuesday showed. The United States is doing too little to stop the flow of fighters, according to the six-month study by Republicans and Democrats on the House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee. The report called urgently for a nationwide strategy for combating the threat from such fighters, with better information sharing within the United states and internationally. A year ago, authorities estimated there were 15,000 foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq, including 100 Americans. Several dozen of the fighters have made their way back to the United States, the report said. Additionally, 5,000 of the 30,000 carry western passports that would allow t...

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