(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Wednesday that Syria is becoming a ‘huge magnet’ for extremists to train and engage in combat.
“Syria has become a huge magnet for extremists. First those groups who are engaged in Syria itself, some 1600 different groups.
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We estimate somewhere in the neighborhood of between 75,000 and 110,000 of which about 26,000 we grade as extremists.