European Security Services Bracing for Return of Thousands of Jihadists as ISIS Loses Territory

(Independent-UK) Kim Sengupta - Security services are examining how to deal with thousands of Western jihadists who would seek to return to Europe as ISIS continues to lose territory in its "caliphate." These extremists, radicalized, armed and trained, will present a severe threat in the near future, "a ticking time bomb," say security officials. Some 5,000-7,000 foreign fighters from Europe are believed to have joined ISIS and other hardline groups. Just under 800 have travelled from the UK, while around half are believed to have returned.

2016-09-08 00:00:00

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