In a recent confidential note, Europol expressed concern about Daesh’s logistics networks, identified several months ago, which are involved in major movements of trafficking and storage of explosives in several Central European countries and the Balkans.
More and more sources within the European intelligence community cite sustained attempts by jihadist groups aiming to carry out chemical attacks in Europe. To this end, a quite specific source of concern requires the attention of the antiterrorist services. It concerns the ammunition from Gaddafi’s chemical arsenal, previously stored in secret military centres in Sabha, the capital of Fezzan.
According to a report by a major European intelligence centre, the various Libyan militias have raised more than €520 million in one year by organising or facilitating the smuggling of African migrants to Europe.
Eclipsed for a long time by the rise of its rival ISIS, al-Qaeda is weorking towards carrying out a momentous return to the forefront of the international terrorist stage.