Isil fighters at a training camp in Afghanistan

Up to 5,000 ISIS jihadists could be at large in Europe

Up to 5,000 jihadists could be at large in Europe after training with Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil), the EU’s police chief has warned.

Europol estimates the number of EU citizens who have slipped back after training in the Middle East as between 3,000 and 5,000, Rob Wainwright, the British head of Europol, the EU’s police agency, said.

“Europe is currently facing the highest terror threat in more than ten years.” Mr Wainwright said.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Sorry, but Europe’s wounds here are self-inflicted.

  • Exile1981

    5000 troops could topple a few countries.

  • Med1

    I lived in Europe for quite a few years and have nothing, but fond memories. Lately the Islaamic invasion has me questioning a mere visit back. Will it be so negatively different that I will not enjoy myself?

    • UCSPanther

      I imagine that a number of European cities will resemble Grozny or Sarejevo in the future…

      • Alain

        Plenty do already.

    • Alain

      Same for me and all the money in the world could not convince me to return even for a short visit.

    • Bataviawillem

      I went back a few years ago, and was disgusted.

  • Canadian

    They still refuse to acknowledge the danger, so to hell with them.