Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Iraqi forces deploy on October 18, 2016 in the Shaqouli village, about 35 kms east of Mosul, after they've recaptured it from the Islamic State (IS) group jihadists. AFP / SAFIN HAMED
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Europe faces a new influx of Daesh (ISIS) militants if Iraqi forces retake the group's stronghold Mosul, officials and analysts warned Tuesday, adding to fears on a continent battered by a string of Islamist attacks.As Iraqi forces press their offensive in Mosul, the "caliphate" declared two years ago by the Daesh, experts urged Europe to prepare itself for more battle-hardened militants ready to launch attacks back home.Around 2,500 European fighters are still in the conflict zones, said King.
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