ISIS Attempting to Organize Attack on the UK
Mon, March 21, 2016
Illustrative picture. (Photo: Screenshot from an ISIS propaganda film)
A group of Islamic State operatives could be inside Europe, attempting to recruit suicide bombers to carry out a mass-casualty attack on the UK, according to the CEO of the European Strategic Intelligence and Security Centre, Claude Moniquet.
“The mastermind of the Paris attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, went to the UK shortly beforehand and met people in London and Birmingham,” Moniquet said, according to The Daily Express.
“There is a clear will by IS to do something big in London and the UK is a primary target but it seems to be much more complicated by the fact Britain as an island has greater controls than the mainland,” Moniquet said.
He said that an unknown number of ISIS operatives had entered Europe whom he believes “were selected and organised by the security service of Daesh” and “have been tasked with organising terrorist attacks in Europe.”
He also said intelligence reports suggest ISIS has cells in Austria, Germany, Netherlands as well as possibly Hungary and Greece.