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FBI: Flow of foreign fighters into Syria growing
FBI Director: Flow of foreign fighters into Syria increasing, posing national security threat
By ERIC TUCKER
Associated Press
2014-05-03 03:01 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI director says the flow of foreign fighters into Syria is growing and poses a threat to national security.

James Comey tells reporters that more and more people are traveling from the U.S. and other countries to Syria -- where officials worry they are becoming radicalized.

Comey said Friday the situation is similar to that in Afghanistan in the 1980s and 1990s. But now more people are going to Syria, and it is an easier country to get to.

He says there is a direct link between the conflict in Afghanistan and the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the U.S., a situation the FBI is determined to not let happen again.

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