“The United States has ‘largely failed’ in its effort to keep Americans from joining the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq and Syria, and the government lacks a national strategy for combating the trend, a bipartisan congressional report stated.
Released on Monday, the report found that the federal government has generally failed to keep more than 250 Americans from leaving the country to join Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS/ISIL) since 2011. Overall, nearly 30,000 people from around the world have traveled to the region in the same time frame.
‘Despite concerted efforts to stem the flow, we have largely failed to stop Americans from traveling overseas to join jihadists,’ the House of Representatives’ Homeland Security Committee concluded. ‘Of the hundreds of Americans who have sought to travel to the conflict zone in Syria and Iraq, authorities have only interdicted a fraction of them.’”
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