FBI director fears Americans fighting in Syria could bring tactics home

By REUTERS
August 23, 2013 19:47

WASHINGTON - The FBI is concerned that Americans may be fighting in Syria and could bring terrorist tactics back to the United States, but US officials say there is a small number of US citizens fighting with Syrian rebels.

FBI Director Robert Mueller told ABC News in an interview aired on Friday that the terrorism threat that began in Afghanistan and Pakistan has now "migrated" to places including Syria, Libya, Egypt and Yemen.

" you have individuals traveling to those venues, you are concerned about the associations they will make, and secondly about the expertise they will develop and whether or not they will utilize those associations, utilize that expertise, to undertake an attack upon the homeland," Mueller said in the interview.


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