EU says 500 Europeans fighting in Syria

"Most likely many of them will be radicalised there"

From BBC:  The EU’s anti-terror chief has told the BBC that hundreds of Europeans are now fighting with rebel forces in Syria against Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

Gilles de Kerchove estimated the number in Syria at about 500. . . .

The UK, Ireland and France are among the EU countries estimated to have the highest numbers of fighters in Syria. 

"Not all of them are radical when they leave, but most likely many of them will be radicalised there, will be trained," Mr de Kerchove told the BBC.  (photo: Reuters)

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