Apr. 22, 2016
29 Ex-German Soldiers Joined ISIS – Vijeta Uniyal (Legal Insurrection)
29 former German Army soldiers have joined the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, a new German military intelligence report reveals.
Additionally, the military is investigating 65 suspected jihadistsserving as active duty German soldiers.
According to the German newspaperHandelsblatt, since 2007 the German Military Counter-Intelligence Agency has investigated 320 active duty soldiers for having suspected links tojihadist circles.
Islamic State has been urging potential recruits in Europe to get military training before heading to Iraq and Syria.
Some 700 Germans have left for Iraq and Syria to join the Islamic State, including 100 female fighters.