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.

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