In this Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 photo, Iraqi security forces, backed by Sunni and Shiite volunteers clash with Islamic State group militants at the front line in the eastern suburbs of Ramadi, Anbar province, Iraq. (AP Photo)
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The risk that groups like ISIS could smuggle militants into Europe under cover of a huge wave of migrants is much smaller than some politicians suggest, according to security specialists with close ties to governments and intelligence agencies.Such warnings meet with skepticism from security experts who point out that the flow of fighters has mainly been in the opposite direction, from Europe toward the Middle East.That said, there has been at least one reported case of a migrant being arrested on suspicion of terrorism.In May, Italian police arrested a 22-year-old Moroccan man, Abdel-Majid Touil, suspected by Tunisia of being part of a cell of Islamist militants behind an attack that killed 22 people at the Bardo museum in Tunis on March 18 .There is another reason, security specialists say, why ISIS needn't fret too hard about smuggling people into Europe: there is no shortage of "lone wolf" militants already in place.
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