U.N. Report: 25,000 Foreign Fighters Joining Islamist Militant Groups

April 2, 2015 5:26 PM

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U.N. Report: 25,000 Foreign Fighters Joining Islamist Militant Groups

A volunteer fighter with a Shiite militant group known as "Jihad Brigades," aims his weapon during clashes with Islamic State group militants last month outside Tikrit, Iraq.

A new United Nations report says that more than 25,000 fighters have left their homes bound for Iraq, Syria and other countries to join terror networks such as the self-proclaimed Islamic State and the al-Qaida-linked al-Nusra Front.

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