"Islamic State recruited at least 6,300 men in July, Rami Abdelrahman, founder of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told Reuters - a big expansion from early estimates suggesting the group numbered around 15,000. Around a thousand of the new fighters were foreign, and the rest Syrian, he said.
The surge followed Islamic State's rapid advance in northern Iraq in June, where its capture of the city of Mosul furnished it with new weaponry and resources, some of which were diverted to Syria. The group, now the target of U.S. air strikes in Iraq, has declared an Islamic caliphate in areas under its control.
so a thousand foreigners arrived in Syria or Iraq to join ISIS and nobody saw it ?
a thousand foreigners that is not nothing .....
so what is the use of killing a few hundred now and a few hundred than if they have several thousand new fighters each month ? And in fact will have more in the coming month because of the increased media interests ?
so shouldn't you do more to stop the influx of foreigners into Syria ? Isn't Turkey a NATO ally and as such shouldn't it close its borders to foreigners wanting to cross into Syria ? I don't know but if nowadays europeans want to travel to Iraq or Turkey shouldn't there be more interests in why and how and when ? Isn't that more effective than a no-fly lists costing millions of dollars to maintain ?