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


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