Italian policemen stand at Piazza del Duomo (Milan's cathedral) on November 19, 2015 in Milan. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN
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Libyan authorities have warned Italy about an ISIS cell based in the Milan area with links to one of the extremist group's battle-hardened veterans, Italian media reported Sunday.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 ISIS commander in Libya.The reports as concerns grow that ISIS fighters dispersed from Sirte could cross the Mediterranean on migrant boats and mount "lone wolf" terror attacks on Italian territory.He was convicted on appeal the following year, by which time he was already fighting in Syria.Since 2014, he has commanded ISIS forces around the Libyan port of Sabratha.
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