U.S. Intel Chief: Roughly 40 Americans Have Returned from Syria

March 2, 2015 11:26 PM

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U.S. Intel Chief: Roughly 40 Americans Have Returned from Syria

About 40 Americans have returned from the jihadi battlefields of Syria—but they don’t pose a threat to American security, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said on Monday.

Clapper said during a question-and-answer session at the Council of Foreign Relations in New York City that around 180 Americans have attempted to or have succeeded in traveling to Syria since the ongoing conflict began. But he said that the Americans who have returned went for “humanitarian purpose...

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