EU official: Migrant boats also carrying ISIS fighters

Migrants wait to be disembarked from the Italian Navy ship Dattilo, at the Reggio Calabria harbor, Southern Italy. (AP)

The European Union’s top prosecutor says she has been told that smugglers’ boats bringing migrants across the Mediterranean to Europe also are carrying miltants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

Michele Coninsx, head of the EU’s judicial cooperation agency Eurojust, told reporters Monday she received the information as part of Eurojust’s efforts to help EU nations jointly respond to illegal immigration, terrorism and cybercrime.

Coninsx said Eurojust’s coordination efforts are ongoing and she couldn’t divulge what EU nations have told the agency.

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