Foreign fighters pour into Syria to bolster Assad regime | The Financial Times

by Faiz Ahmed last modified 2016-11-28T17:15:32-04:00
"Syria hosts somewhere between 15,500 and 25,000 Shia foreign fighters. On the other side, an estimated 27,000 Sunni foreign fighters are believed to have joined jihadist groups since the war erupted. ... Some estimates suggest about 5,000 men fighting for Mr Assad in [Aleppo] — a critical battleground of the conflict — are not his compatriots but Iraqis, Lebanese, Iranians, Afghans and Pakistanis."
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