Libya warns Italy of Milan-based ISIS terrorist cell

Libya has warned Italy about an Islamic State cell operating in Milan and linked to a terrorist warlord, who was previously deported by the Italian authorities.

The jihadist group was uncovered after Libyan security forces studied the papers they obtained from the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) headquarters in the city of Sirte, which was seized by the government, Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera reported.

Italian security forces are on high alert, as the defeat of IS in Sirte earlier this week raised fears that militants may now use migrant boats to cross the Mediterranean and launch “lone wolf” attacks in Italy.