Snowballing ISIL threat has revived terrorism, endangers international order

August 24, 2014 5:01 PM

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Snowballing ISIL threat has revived terrorism, endangers international order

The military success of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Iraq is a propaganda coup for the recruitment of western jihadists who could pose a domestic terror threat to countries including the United States and the EU.

An estimated 12,000 foreign fighters are already believed to be helping ISIL in Syria and Iraq. 3,000 of those are believed to be from Western nations including 100 from the U.S.

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