Hundreds of Turkish residents fighting in Syria on the side of militants

Ankara, November 28, 2013

About 500 residents of Turkey have crossed the border with Syria since 2011 in order to join militants who have been fighting there, said in a report of the Turkish Ministry for Internal Affairs, published on Wednesday.

According to the document, the Turkish citizens have been fighting on the side of al-Nusra Front and The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group, connected with al-Qaeda.

Authors of the report, based on the information of the Turkish Intelligence service and police, point out the fact that 13 citizens of Turkey from al-Nusra Front were killed in Syria. Besides, since the beginning of the Syrian conflict in March 2011, 75 more people who came from Turkey have been killed there.


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