WASHINGTON - The Justice Department has tapped a veteran prosecutor to probe the flow of foreign fighters including Americans who are joining Syria's rebels, US officials said, in a sign of heightened alarm over the threat of radicalized militants returning home.
US law enforcement and security agencies for months have expressed growing anxiety about a steady stream of Western militants, including
US and allied officials say their main fear is that veteran fighters, radicalized by their Syrian experience, will launch terror attacks once they return home. Authorities in Western Europe say they have uncovered plots by fighters returning from Syria. (Reuters)