Al Qaeda: Looking for a few good Amer...

Al Qaeda: Looking for a few good Americans

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Molly Seder

Tempe, AZ

#1 Jan 13, 2014
Al Qaeda: Looking for a few good Americans

11 January, 03:04

By Molly Seder

WASHINGTON (VR)—A recent New York Times report says the ongoing civil war in Syria is causing fresh concern for U.S. counter terrorism officials.

According to the report, Al-Qaeda fighters are seeking to train Americans fighters in Syria to launch attacks in the U.S.

New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt told VOR,“It’s violence in the United States that [senior counter terrorism officials] are worried about.”

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That concern is a top priority in the U.S. and Europe.“This is the thing at the top of the list right now,” Schmidt said.

Al-Qaeda and U.S. counter-terrorism officials share a similar goal. They’re both tracking individuals traveling to and from Syria.

In Syria,“Al Qaeda is trying to find some of these guys that have U.S. or European passports and try and get them back into the United States to launch attacks here,” said Schmidt.

According to the New York Times, US officials have identified 70 Americans that have attempted to enter Syria, presumably to join rebels fighting there. These individuals are under heavy surveillance.

Identifying these individuals is proving a challenge.“These aren’t just Syrians that are going there,” said Schmidt.“These are all different types of people. And it’s difficult for the government to try and figure out who they are.”

A Virginia grand jury found former Army soldier Eric G. Harroun guilty of fighting with the rebel group Nusra Front last year. The group is linked with Al Qaeda.

The U.S. is not alone. European counter-terrorism officials are working with their U.S. counterparts to respond to this shared threat. According to the New York Times, more than 1,000 Europeans have traveled to Syria to join the fight.

Al Qaeda has grown in strength thanks to the Syrian civil war.“If Al Qaeda continues to take more and more land in that area, it allows them to operate better.”

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