Islamic State militants have established a stronghold in a picturesque village in mainland Europe where everyone is ‘ready to respond to the summons to jihad (holy war)’, it has been revealed.
Land in Osve, Bosnia-Hercegovina, is being bought by ISIS fighters and security services believe the area is used to train terrorists.
The discovery comes after the mountain village of Gornja Maoca in the country, where residents fly the notorious ISIS flag, was raided by police.
According to Patrick Hill and Ed Wight at the Sunday Mirror, at least 12 jihadis trained in Osve and travelled to Syria in recent months. Five have reportedly been killed.
A number of high-profile terrorists are said to have bought land and properties in the area.
Terrorism expert Dzevad Galijasevic told the Sunday Mirror that a large number of people are going to Syria from the village, which he describes as the source of a major terror threat.
‘There is no one there who isn’t ready to respond to the summons to jihad,’ he added.
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