Congress Seeks to Restrict U.S. Travel to Syria

Members of Ahrar al-Sham brigade, one of the Syrian rebels groups, exercise in a training camp / AP

A new bill would severely restrict Americans from traveling to Syria and would imprison violators for up to 20 years for breaching the restrictions.

The bill, authored by Rep. Frank Wolf (R., Va.), was authored in response to a large influx of foreign fighters in Syria, including at least 50 Americans who are suspected of training and colluding with terror groups in the region.