UN chief says embittered ISIS fighters pose biggest threat to west post-caliphate collapse

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Jean-Paul Laborde give prior noticed embittered ISIS fighters pose a serious threat to the West

He bruit about the warped killers are determined to seek vengeance for the crumbling of their pretended caliphate.

Mr Laborde told the French daily Le Figaro” “Battle-hardened ISIS fighters who make slipped through the net pose the biggest security threat to Europe. They are resolute, experienced and highly dangerous. 

«They know how to handle weapons and explosives and are well enough versed in guerrilla warfare.”

Some of the jihadists, he added, are “engineers and technicians with the capabilities to carry out hacking attacks on our basic infrastructure,” such as public exhilaration or defence systems.

“These jihadists have nothing left to part with and do not fear death. 

They are intent, experienced and highly dangerous

Jean-Paul Laborde

«They do not know the drift of fear,” Mr Laborde said, before adding that the flow of transatlantic fighters into Iraq and GETTY

Iraqi forces celebrate the ‘unshackling’ of Mosul from ISIS on July 10

«ISIS has lost vast enwraps of its territory and therefore many of the key places it once controlled. The so-called caliphate has corrupt its appeal.”

Almost half of foreign ISIS militants, he added, force already returned to their home countries, dismissing claims that Europe command need to brace itself for a “wave” of returnees.

“Between 40 and 50 per cent of transatlantic recruits have already travelled home.

«Those who judge to stay and fight have either been killed or fled to close war zones, most likely Afghanistan,” the UN’s counter-terrorism chief said, adding that others would select to head to terror hot spots further afield, to Indonesia or to Pakistan.

ISIS’ deprivations, however, do not signal the terrorist group’s demise, he warned: “ISIS fighters desire continue to urge their followers to launch attacks on European smear… The war on terror could last another three to five years.”

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