Jamaicans are among 100-Caribbean-recruits that have traveled to Syria to fight with Islamic extremists, including the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS,  head of the U.S. Southern Command, John Kelly has disclosed.

He listed Jamaica, Trinidad, Suriname and Venezuela as countries where officials believe recruits have departed.

The Army General, told the Senate Armed Services Committee, that he fears the recruits will return to their home nations radicalized.


General Kelly, says, the Caribbean nations are concerned about the recruits returning home to conduct terror operations, because they don’t have any real ability to deal with them.


John Kelly, the top U.S. Marine general in South America

So far, however, he said he has seen no indications of a direct threat or scheme to attack.