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More Than 1,200 Turks Fighting in Iraq & Syria, 400 Killed So-Far

18 September 2015 15:13
More than 1,200 Turks fighting in Iraq AND Syria, 400 killed

More than 1,200 Turks fighting in Iraq AND Syria, 400 killed


A Turkish Foreign minister Official says at least 900 citizens of this country fighting alongside of the ISIS terrorist group and 300 others fighting in al-Nusra Front group.

Some 400 Turks who joined the ranks of terrorist fighting in Syria and Iraq have been killed so far, as 900 more were still with the so-called “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” (ISIL/ISIS) terrorist group, a foreign ministry official told Hürriyet Daily News during a meeting on Sept. 17.

In addition to the 900, some 200 to 300 joined al-Nusra Front, a terrorist group in Syria linked to al-Qaeda.

“Currently, we believe that there are about 900 in ISIL, and close to 300 hundred with al-Nusra fighting in neighboring Syria and Iraq.”

He adding the ministry is demanding more international coordination in its efforts to block the movement of foreign fighters.


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