Foreign volunteers join battles against ISIL

More fighters are heading to Syria and Iraq to combat ISIL, which itself is heavily leaning on foreign volunteers.

    The UK government has been accused of drastically underestimating the numbers of British fighters heading to Iraq and Syria to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant.

    But increasingly, foreign fighters are also being found among the ranks of those fighting against the group.

    Al Jazeera's Harry Smith reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.

    Pakistan's tribal areas: 'Neither faith nor union found'

    Pakistan's tribal areas: 'Neither faith nor union found'

    Residents of long-neglected northwestern tribal belt say incorporation into Pakistan has left them in a vacuum.