Italy warned about Milan-based IS cell, expels imam

Italian security services have been put on a state of high alert for the peak holiday seasonLibyan authorities have warned Italy about an Islamic State cell based in the Milan area with links to one of the jihadist group’s battle-hardened veterans, Italian media reported Sunday. The existence of the network was reportedly revealed by documents seized by Libyan agents after government forces took over an IS headquarters in the city of Sirte earlier this week. The Italy-based militants were said to be associates of Abu Nassim, 47, a Tunisian who lived in Italy for most of his 20s and subsequently fought in Afghanistan and Syria, before becoming an IS commander in Libya.

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