ISIS has as many as 80 operatives in Europe

Intelligence experts believe that Islamic State has between 60 and 80 operatives planted in Europe poised to carry out attacks.

Dutch counterterrorism coordinator Dick Schoof said in an interview with The Associated Press on Friday that would-be fighters are heeding messages from the militant group ‘asking them not to come to Syria and Iraq, but to prepare attacks in Europe.’

Mr Schoof said that over the last six months the number of ‘foreign terrorist fighters’ has not grown, but the fact that they’re not traveling ‘does not mean that the potential threat of those who would have traveled is diminished.’