Mediterranean still terror target

Threat to shipping taken seriously.

NATO Officer: Daesh Wants to Have Maritime Arm for Attacks in Mediterranean

The Daesh (Islamic State) jihadist group has an ambition of creating a maritime arm to carry out attacks in the Mediterranean, a senior NATO naval officer said.

“We know they have had ambitions to go off shore, we know they would like to have a maritime arm, just as Al Qaeda had a maritime arm,” UK Vice Admiral Clive Johnstone stated Thursday, speaking on board a Spanish NATO ship in London, as quoted by The Telegraph newspaper.

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