— LaurieAnn (@mooshakins) March 23, 2016
Two words: Jay. Vee. https://t.co/WW756p2MC1
— Noah Shachtman (@NoahShachtman) March 23, 2016
If this is the JV team, we shudder to think what varsity looks like:
BREAKING: The Islamic State group has trained at least 400 fighters to target Europe in deadly waves, the AP has learned.
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 23, 2016
More from AP:
The Islamic State group has trained at least 400 fighters to target Europe in deadly waves of attacks, deploying interlocking terror cells like the ones that struck Brussels and Paris with orders to choose the time, place and method for maximum carnage, The Associated Press has learned.
“Not only did he drop out of sight, but he did so to organize another attack, with accomplices everywhere. With suicide belts. Two attacks organized just like in Paris. And his arrest, since they knew he was going to talk, it was a response: So what if he was arrested? ‘We’ll show you that it doesn’t change a thing,'” said French Senator Nathalie Goulet, co-head of a commission tracking jihadi networks.
Estimates range from 400 to 600 Islamic State fighters trained specifically for external attacks, according to the officials, including Goulet. Some 5,000 Europeans have gone to Syria.
Oh. Well, that sounds less than encouraging. Especially if the estimates are too low, as some people suspect:
— Haidar Sumeri (@IraqiSecurity) March 23, 2016
Only 400…? https://t.co/jtbc7lZ1W7
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) March 23, 2016
— Brad (@lifttruckguy) March 23, 2016
? RT @AP: BREAKING: The Islamic State group has trained at least 400 fighters to target Europe in deadly waves, the AP has learned.
— Line Holm (@LineHolm1) March 23, 2016
@AP . ???
— Rodrigo Anaya (@ranayamx) March 23, 2016
— John Vaughan (@MrForcast) March 23, 2016
Holy shit. https://t.co/IptLaQfDea
— Countermoonbat (@CounterMoonbat) March 23, 2016
If the reports are accurate, anti-terrorism forces are really going to need to step up their game.
— TrumpsRug (@Trumps_Rug) March 23, 2016
I am ready to deploy soothing hashtags and empty platitudes at a moment's notice. https://t.co/DOA1y0QI0r
— Godfrey Elfwick (@GodfreyElfwick) March 23, 2016
— Smittie (@smittie61984) March 23, 2016