A surprising number of foreign fighters joining the rebellion in Syria against the regime of President Bashar Assad hail from Down Under.
By Ian Lloyd Neubauer July 16, 2013
Correction appended: July 16, 2013, 5:27 a.m. E.T.
As many as 6,000 foreign fighters from nearly 50 nations have now joined the brutal 2½-year civil war to unseat President Bashar Assad of Syria. The vast majority are veterans from the the Arab Springs of Libya, Tunisia and Egypt. Islamist volunteers from Yemen, Somalia, Iraq, Jordan, Turkey and a few former Soviet republics bolster their ranks.