ISIS has sent 400 fighters to attack Europe, officials say

by Associated Press  |  published on March 24, 2016

The Islamic State group has trained at least 400 fighters to target Europe in deadly waves of attacks, deploying interlocking terror cells like the ones that struck Brussels and Paris with orders to choose the time, place and method for maximum carnage, officials have told The Associated Press.

The network of agile and semiautonomous cells shows the reach of the extremist group in Europe even as it loses ground in Syria and Iraq. The officials, including European and Iraqi intelligence officials and a French lawmaker who follows the jihadi networks, described camps in Syria, Iraq and possibly the former Soviet bloc where attackers are trained to attack the West. Before being killed in a police raid, the ringleader of the Nov. 13 Paris attacks claimed he had entered Europe in a multinational group of 90 fighters, who scattered “more or less everywhere.”

But the biggest break yet in the Paris attacks investigation — the arrest on Friday of fugitive Salah Abdeslam— did not thwart the multipronged attack just four days later on the Belgian capital’s airport and metro that left 31 people dead and an estimated 270 wounded. Three suicide bombers also died.

Just as in Paris, Belgian authorities were searching for at least one fugitive in Tuesday’s attacks — this time for a man wearing a white jacket who was seen on airport security footage with the two suicide attackers. The fear is that the man, whose identity Belgian officials say is not known, will find Abdeslam’s path instructive.

  • The Redhawk

    400 Isis Terrorists …And what will BARACKY the STUPID do after their Next ‘ WAR GAMES”???? Take a vacation to Iceland to do some ICE dancing or go and Play golf in IRAN???after all refusing to recognize that we are at war with RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISTS might just force him to do additional “GOOFY” activities

  • J.B. Young

    For centuries muslims have tried to invade and take over Western Civilization and failed. Now heads of Western governments have invited them into their countries. If this isn’t the height of stupidity, what is?!

    • The Redhawk


  • TeaTephi

    This is the disaster you get when you indiscriminately throw open your gates to the third world.

    • The Redhawk

      Third, FOURTH and iSLAMOS…..and NOW CUBANS. to go on Welfare, HC and food stamps….

  • Wes

    Radical Islamic terrorists are waging a holy war on the western civilization. They want to impose sharia law and take away freedoms that democracies enjoy. Since it’s not a conventional war its much more difficult to win. As long as democracies allow them to enter their country without insisting they embrace their language and their value system it will be like a cancer destroying them from within.
    Western civilization operates on a different standard than radicals do. These terrorists are willing to die for what they believe and that’s hard to defeat. They are motivated by a political ideology hiding behind a religion.

    • Luke

      This is true making the only way to rid a country of these people is to remove them or drive them back to their homeland in the ME..
      Calling the terrorist from islam radicals is like calling our troops America’s radicals, they all support this terrorist way of life if they are truly quran believing muslums.
      Their ideology is to rule the world, you can never do that without war, so we must give them the war they seek, kill them until their will to fight is gone or they are gone..

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