In an interview with Yahoo News's Michael Isikoff, the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said that terrorists were definitely hiding among the more than 4.8 million people who have been displaced by the Syrian Civil War.
Asked if some of those who fled are "aligned with terrorists," Assad quickly replied: "Definitely."
"You can find it on the Net," Assad went on. "Those terrorists in Syria, holding the machine gun or killing people, they [appear as] peaceful refugees in Europe or in the West."
"You don’t need a significant number to commit atrocities," he noted. He also said that the 9/11 attacks were pulled off by fewer than 20 terrorists, "out of maybe millions of immigrants in the United States. So it’s not about the number, it’s about the quality, it’s about the intentions."