NATO head Jens Stoltenberg warned Monday that fighters from Islamic extremist groups may hide among the flood of migrants seeking refuge in Europe, increasing the need for an effective response.
Stoltenberg's comments came as he attended a meeting of EU foreign and defence ministers which was set to approve the bloc's plan for a naval operation to tackle people smugglers operating mainly out of Libya.
"First of all this is a human tragedy, people are losing their lives trying to cross the Mediterranean," Stoltenberg said when asked about reports the Islamic State group was trying to smuggle fighters into Europe by hiding them on migrant boats.
"Of course one of the problems is that there might be foreign fighters, there might be terrorists trying to hide, trying to blend in among the migrants,"
Même si le SG de l' OTAN évoque uniquement le cas d'une infiltration au milieu de la masse des réfugiés , il n'en reste pas moins qu'une opération de terreur amphibie sur les côtes Européennes est aussi plausible !