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    all the major advances the rebels have made against the Assad regime.

    I don't think anyone knows how many foreign fighters there are in Syria now - up until a few months ago it was estimate at 300.
    Care to back up that with a link?
    The idea of 100 Australian jihadists sounds like someone's fantasy.
    Take it up with the Australian security agency.
    Australians rush to join war in Syria\
    December 22, 2012

    AUSTRALIAN security agencies believe more than 100 Australians have joined the civil war in Syria, sparking fears the conflict could produce a wave of home-grown jihadists hardened with combat skills and training.

    The concerns come amid fears that hundreds of thousands of dollars a month are leaving Australia, bound for the conflict zone, with some flowing to rebel jihadists.

    The Australian Federal Police's deputy commissioner in charge of national security, Peter Drennan, confirmed the Syrian conflict had resulted in a spike in the number of Australians travelling overseas to fight.

    "For several years we have seen individuals who plan to, or (do), travel overseas to train and fight as terrorists," Mr Drennan told The Weekend Australian.

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