French politicians have been united in their praise for soldiers who foiled a potentially deadly attack in Orly airport. Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, however, engaged in a spat with the government over its “laxness” in allowing the incident to happen.
A Moroccan kickboxer, his wife, and two other Moroccans have been jailed in Italy over links to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL). The jihadi sportsman allegedly “considered” staging an attack on Vatican.
Turkish police have thwarted an Islamic State terror plot by arresting two EU citizens that allegedly aimed to carry out a “sensational” attack in Europe, a Turkish news agency reported, citing a judicial source.
Initial investigations into the Louvre attack have identified the suspect as an Egyptian national who arrived in Paris on a tourist visa from the UAE. The alleged terrorist wielded a pair of quite expensive ‘machetes,’ according to French officials.
Terrorist groups including the Islamic State increasingly deprived of regular sources of income are now generating a large portion of their revenue by smuggling illegal migrants into Europe, a senior Italian intelligence official has said.
Three suspects with alleged links to the Islamic State terrorist group have been arrested in Berlin. Prior to the arrests - a mosque, which Christmas market attacker Anis Amri frequented - was raided, according to media reports.