x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 16 January 2018

Interactive: faces of foreign fighters in Syria, Iraq

Fears are mounting that foreign fighters returning from Syria and Iraq may pose a threat to the United States and Europe when they return. According to some estimates, 6,000 to 10,000 foreigners are engaged each year in fighting Bashar Al Assad’s regime – of which 10 per cent are from Europe. The National takes a look at who some of these men are.