Hundreds of al-Qaeda recruits are being kept in safe houses in southern Turkey before being smuggled over the border to wage jihadin Syria. The network of hideouts is enabling a steady flow of foreign fighters – including Britons – to join the Syrian civil war.
These foreign jihadists have now largely eclipsed the “moderate” wing of the rebel Free Syrian Army, which is supported by the West. Al-Qaeda’s ability to use Turkish territory will raise questions about the role the NATO member is playing in Syria’s civil war. (Telegraph-UK)
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