Western officials bracing for ISIS’s ‘hardened killers’ to take mayhem to Europe
WASHINGTON — As the Islamic State loses territory in Iraq and Syria, U.S. and other Western officials say they are bracing for large numbers of battle-tested terrorist fighters to flee the conflict and prepare attacks after returning home.
Some of the fighters will head north to Western Europe, officials said, posing a threat that many countries there still seem ill prepared to combat.
“When they return and connect with the radicals in Europe, it’s going to be a very tense situation for our national security,” said Dick Schoof, the Dutch counterterrorism coordinator. – READ MORE