ISLAMIC State (ISIS) have set up a number of secret training camps across Europe to plot and carry out attacks in Britain, a Europol report has warned.
In the report, the international police agency said that ISIS had set up a number of smaller bases in the EU and the Balkans are were plotting multiple Paris-style attacks in Britain and across Europe as jihadi recruiters target Syrian refugees.
The terror group is feared to be preparing more mass casualty strikes after the jihadis developed an “external actions command” for “special forces style” operations abroad.
A report on the group, also called Daesh, by Europol, said: “This could mean that more attacks such as those that took place in Paris in November are currently being planned and prepared.”
The European Union’s (EU) law enforcement agency also suggested extremist recruiters may target the tens of thousands of refugees who reach Europe after fleeing the Middle East and West Africa.
The report was published at the launch of the European Counter Terrorism Centre.
It said new attacks will most likely primarily target “soft targets”, with strikes against critical infrastructure such as nuclear facilities not seen as a priority for ISIS at the moment.
The report revealed there may be smaller scale terror training camps in the EU and Balkan countries as well as in Syria.
Shockingly, the report said a significant proportion of foreign fighters were diagnosed with mental problems before joining ISIS.
The report said: “There is every reason to expect that ISIS, ISIS inspired terrorists or another religiously inspired terrorist group will undertake a terrorist attack somewhere in Europe again, but particularly in France, intended to cause mass casualties amongst the civilian population.
“In selecting what to attack, where, when and how, IS shows its capacity to strike at will, at any time and at almost any chosen target.”
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