Holly Watt and Claire Newell
March 3, 2014
Travelling to Syria to fight for al-Qaeda is “in vogue” among young British Muslims, the director of the European Union’s crime intelligence agency said.
Rob Wainwright, who heads Europol, warned that “multiple thousands” of young Muslim men may have travelled to Syria to fight for al-Qaeda-linked groups.
He said many were using the internet to research their visits to the war zone and then to boast about their exploits.