Senior lawmaker worried about Americans returning from IS combat

Legislator Michael McCaul, Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security, leads a hearing at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum on September 8, 2015 in New York CityHundreds of Americans have traveled to Iraq and Syria to fight for the Islamic State group and around 50 have returned to America, a senior US lawmaker said Sunday. “And the Paris attacks were the classic case of the foreign fighter,” McCaul told CNN, referring to a Syrian passport found near the body of one of the Paris attackers. “We’ve had hundreds of them travel over there and 50 have come back to the United States,” the congressman added.

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