In an exclusive report posted Tuesday night, the Associated Press cites U.S. intelligence officials who claim that 20,000 foreign fighters have streamed into Syria and Iraq to join ISIS and other extremist groups.
Of that number, at least 3,400 are estimated to have traveled from Western nations, and around 150 Americans have tried to reach the Syrian war zone.
Nick Rasmussen, chief of the National Counterterrorism Center, said the rate of foreign fighter travel to Syria is without precedent, far exceeding the rate of foreigners who went to wage jihad in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Yemen or Somalia at any other point in the past 20 years.
The estimate of 20,000 fighters, from 90 countries, is up from 19,000, Rasmussen will tell the House committee, according to prepared testimony. The number of Americans or U.S. residents who have gone or tried to go is up to 150 from 50 a year ago and 100 in the fall.
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