Six to eight people who have left Finland to take part in hostilities in Syria have died, Antti Pelttari, the director of the Finnish Security Intelligence Service (Supo), revealed in a televised interview with YLE on Saturday. He also revealed that an increasing number of those who leave Finland join the ranks of militant groups in Syria.
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Supo: Roughly 50 have left Finland for Syria
Overall, roughly two dozen of the estimated 50 people who have travelled to Syria have already returned to Finland, according to Pelttari. Some of them, he added, have converted to Islam solely for the purpose of taking part in the hostilities.