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Europe-wide police unit to target IS group propaganda

A new European police unit is set to take on the vast online network used by the Islamic State (IS) group to spread propaganda and recruit new jihadists to its cause, the EU’s law enforcement agency Europol said Monday.

The small unit will initially be made up of between 10 to 20 officers from across Europe and will aim to indentify IS group-linked social media accounts and take them down within two hours of being set up.