US estimates 7,000 foreign fighters in Syria

US Attorney General Eric Holder rang the alarm bell Tuesday about violent extremists fighting in Syria returning to their home countries to launch terrorist attacks. Speaking to diplomats in Oslo, Holder said US intelligence estimates there are 7,000 foreign fighters in Syria, and urged other countries to disrupt plots in their early stages. He said that “it may be too late to adequately protect our national security” after citizens are radicalized in Syria and Iraq. Earlier this week, British police said a pair of 16-year-old female twins slipped out of their Manchester home and flew to Syria to join IS.

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