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MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) - 30/06/2014
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(MENAFN - #Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) US President Barack Obama affirmed Sunday that fighters with Western passports are "gaining strength in some places." Obama told ABC "This Week" that "we've seen Europeans who are sympathetic to their cause traveling into #Syria and now may travel into Iraq, getting battle-hardene



"Then they come back. They've got European passports. They don't need a visa to get into the United States," he adde



Obama affirmed "now we're spending a lot of time, and we have been for years, making sure that we are improving intelligence so that we can respond to tha



"We got to improve our surveillance, reconnaissance, intelligence there. Special forces are going to have a role. And there are going to be times where we take strikes against organizations that could do us harm," he stresse




For his part, Congressman Peter King from the House Committee on Homeland Security told "This Week" that "this is a real, real threat. There's nothing to concede. You should be very aggressive on thi



"Syria is our biggest threat right now because not only are there thousands of Europeans who have visas to enter the #UnitedStates going to Syria, there's also a hundred-plus Americans who are over there in #Syria right now," he stresse



He reiterated "any of these people can come back to the #UnitedStates and they can carry out the type of attack that they're being trained in in Syria.

 
 


Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)




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