Syria is currently stuck in a torturous stalemate of prolonged fighting and death that has no sign of any realistic outcome. And while most European governments have remained vocal supporters of the revolution against Bashar al-Assad, they've all stopped short of sending in ground reinforcements to help push the increasingly dire situation forward.
Now, as the conflict rolls into its third year, a new wave of young Europeans are going all For Whom the Bell Tolls and
leaving their homes behind to lend Syria's rebels some vigilante
assistance. But while these ideological crusades may sound noble,
experts warn that the young men flying off to fight for what they
consider to be Syria's freedom could return radicalised and dangerous.