n.— «A recent study about Iraq’s insurgency by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Washington estimated that 3,000 foreign fighters had gone to Iraq to join the insurgency. Now, battle-hardened, they form the vanguard of a “foreign legion” ready to take the jihad to their homelands in what US intelligence officials refer to as “bleed-out.”» —“Bin Laden’s ruthless rival spreads tentacles of jihad across region” by Richard Beeston Times (London, England) Nov. 18, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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