Americans streaming to fight in Syria

2015-07-08 23:45
Suspected al-Qaeda militants stand behind bars during a hearing at a court in the Yemeni capital Sanaa. (AFP)

Suspected al-Qaeda militants stand behind bars during a hearing at a court in the Yemeni capital Sanaa. (AFP)

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Washington - More than 200 Americans have travelled or attempted to travel to Syria to fight for Islamic militants, Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey said on Wednesday.

"We continue to identify individuals who seek to join the ranks of foreign fighters ... and also home-grown violent extremists who may aspire to attack the United States from within," Comey told lawmakers on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

The radicalisation of Americans by ISIS is a top concern for the agency, and earlier on Wednesday Comey urged technology companies to allow law enforcement authorities access to encrypted communications to help combat the threat.

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