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Norwegians killed in Syria. Several Norwegian citizens who had travelled to Syria to join in with the fighting may have been killed, Norway’s Police Security Service (PST) reported this week. The exact number has not been revealed and neither has the source of the information, however. Head of the PST, Marie Benedicte Bjørnland stated they remain concerned about the possibility of Islamist extremists.

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Norwegians killed in Syria

Published on Thursday, 30th May, 2013 at 21:51 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

Several Norwegian citizens who had travelled to Syria to join in with the fighting may have been killed, Norway’s Police Security Service (PST) reported this week.

Police Security Service building (PST)
Police Security Service building (PST)
Photo: Hans-Petter Fjeld/Wikimedia Commons


The exact number has not been revealed and neither has the source of the information, however.

Head of the PST, Marie Benedicte Bjørnland stated they remain concerned about the possibility of Islamist extremists.

Specifically, this is that people returning to Norway are more dangerous than when they left, having become part of a terrorist network.

It is about “Islamists who travel out and acquire knowledge to participate in combat. They learn how to handle weapons, explosives and may take lives before returning,” she told NRK.

“We have research that shows that there is a correlation between having participated in combat operations in conflict areas and then planning or carrying out acts of terror,” Ms Bjørnland added.

The authorities believe that the number of Norwegains that have travelled to fight in Syria is between 30 and 40.

A press spokesperson at the PST confirmed to The Foreigner, Thursday, there is no further information regarding the matter as yet.




Published on Thursday, 30th May, 2013 at 21:51 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

This post has the following tags: syriaextremists, extremismnorway.





  
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