WorldViews: Israeli study of foreign fighters in Syria suggests Shiites may outnumber Sunnis

By William Booth, January 2, 2014

JERUSALEM A group of former military intelligence analysts in Israel who combed through jihadist Web sites and other open-source material have produced new estimates of the growing phenomenon of foreign fighters waging civil war in Syria. Their data suggest that Shiite foreign fighters in Syria may actually outnumber those who are Sunni.

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