Norway’s Intelligence Agency this Monday, 24 February 2014, said that it fears an increased “terrorist threat” to its country due to dozens of Norwegian nationals fighting in Syria beside international mercenary groups.
At least 40 or 50 people with links to Norway have fought, or are currently fighting, with terroristic gangs and run the risk of returning as seasoned radical fighters, the Norwegian Intelligence Service (NIS) wrote in its annual threat assessment report.
“We conclude that the threat has already increased and will continue to increase throughout 2014,” the head of NIS, General Kjell Grandhagen, said adding that these “jihadists” are often in the most radical Islamic groups such as the Islamic State of Iraq (ISIL), ISIS and Al-Nusra Front.
The NIS estimates that about 2,000 rebel fighters have travelled from Europe to fight the Syrian regime but did not reveal how the figure was calculated.
Norwegian daily Verdens Gang…
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