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500 Europeans fight against Assad in Syria – EU anti-terror chief

24.04.2013 15:52

About 500 Europeans are now fighting for the rebels in Syria against Bashar al-Assad's regime, the EU's anti-terror chief told the BBC. He added the majority of those fighters are from the UK, Ireland and France.

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Pete Anderson 06.11.2013 20:32

So lets stop them coming back to Europe, I don't like the idea of having a rebel force here under the control of mi5. They could blow up buses and trains for political goals.


Johnnie Boer 06.11.2013 10:56

All the opposition fighters in Syria ... al nusra, the fsa and al qaeda, are all fighting in Syria exactly because they are radical and extremist fundamentalist muslims. Only ignorant people think that the fight is to overthrow Assad because he is a supposed dictator. The fight is all about taking over Syria with the intention of turning it into yet another failed islamic shariah state. That's it ... nothing more.


Johnnie Boer 06.11.2013 10:49

“Not all of them are radical when they leave for Syria," Gilles de Kerchove said. Wow Mr Kerchove, you put a smile on my face when you talking such nonsense. They left to go fight in Syria exactly because they were already at that time radicalized. Moderate people wouldnt have gone. The opposition forces in Syria are all a bunch of radical muslims. You have to be radical to be okay with cutting off somebodys head while shouting allahu akbar. Radical islam is the main threat to our Western Way of life today.

Anonymous user 09.05.2013 17:34

maybe you'd understand if you weren't free

Anonymous user 02.05.2013 22:08

if bashar al asad gone syria will be best place for terrorist and israel and EU will face them

Anonymous user 27.04.2013 08:00

The pictures are not of Europeans. They are welfare recipients in the EU & UK.

Anonymous user 26.04.2013 21:33

Whose facking fault is all this anyway? The US of you know where! Watch Obama Deception on YouTube

Anonymous user 25.04.2013 23:23

Staged or what?// nope the webel on right tries to hit a squirrel

Anonymous user 25.04.2013 22:05

Multiple blood samples & locations tested conclusivly Prove Assad has used sarin against civilians.

Anonymous user 25.04.2013 17:56

Yes, just where did "you guys get these pictures??" Staged or what?

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