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U.S. Steps Up Scrutiny Of Americans Fighting In Syrian Civil War

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May 22, 2014 AT 9:33 AM
in a sign of heightened alarm over the threat of radicalized militants returning home, U.S. officials said the Justice Department has tapped a veteran prosecutor to probe the flow of foreign fighters including Americans who are joining Syria's rebels. Most of the foreigners join up with the most extreme factions trying to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, including Jabhat al-Nusra and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. U.S.