Los Angeles Times : At least 50 Americans fighting in Syria
Los Angeles Times : At least 50 Americans fighting in Syria
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At least 50 U.S nationals have traveled to Syria to join extremist militant groups there fighting the Syrian Army, according to a report published Wednesday in the Los Angeles Times.

The newspaper, citing unidentified U.S intelligence officials, said the latest estimate of over 50 Americans taking part in the conflict was a firmer number than previous estimates.

The disclosure came in the wake of testimony before Congress by James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, that around 7,500 foreign fighters from 50 nations were involved in the fighting.

The report said a U.S Army veteran was charged last year with federal crimes related to fighting with al-Nusra Front, a branch of Al-Qaeda.

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