Tunisian jihadists held in Syria

Three Tunisian jihadists have been arrested by the Syrian army, Xinhua reported.

Updated: Oct 08, 2012, 10:13 AM IST

Tunis: Three Tunisian jihadists have been arrested by the Syrian army, Xinhua reported.

According to Shems FM, the three belong to a group of foreign fighters, dubbed "Jibhat Nosrat El Shem", who are supporting the rebel Free Syrian Army against the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

It is estimated that hundreds of Tunisian jihadists are currently fighting against Assad`s troops.

The Syrian conflict has claimed up to 20,000 lives, according to various groups. The UN puts the toll at over 18,000 people, while Syrian authorities say 8,000 have died.

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