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DNI Says 40 Americans Who Went to Syria have Returned

About 180 Americanshave traveled to Syria to join Islamist militants and around 40 of them have returned to the United States, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, said Monday.

Clapper said not all those who went to Syria, where Islamic State militants and other factions are fighting each other and the forces of President Bashar Al Assad, had engaged in the Islamist campaign. Some might have been aid workers, he said.

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Editor’s note: For more on this threat, read the current Homeland Security Today "Kimery Report," Past, Present Officials at Odds on Extent, Seriousness and Understanding of Islamism

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