Europol warns of further ISIS attacks in Europe

26 January 2016 (Last Updated January 26th, 2016 18:30)

A new report published by the European Union (EU) police agency Europol has revealed Europe to be a major target for ISIS terrorist attacks.

A new report published by the European Union (EU) police agency Europol has revealed Europe to be a major target for ISIS terrorist attacks.

The report focuses on changes in ISIS's operational strategy, saying: "IS is preparing more terrorist attacks, including more 'Mumbai-style' attacks, to be executed in member states of the EU, and in France in particular."

According to the report, the group has developed an external action command, an is capable of executing attacks on an international level.

European Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said: "As foreseen in the European Agenda on Security put forward by the European Commission, the establishment of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (ECTC) is a major strategic opportunity for the EU to make our collective efforts to fight terrorism more effective.

"I call on EU Member States to trust and support the European Counter Terrorism Centre to help it succeed in its important mission."

"I call on EU Member States to trust and support the European Counter Terrorism Centre to help it succeed in its important mission."

The US and its seven coalition partners are currently fighting the terrorist group based in Iraq and Syria.

Last week, an agreement was signed by the US with the defence ministers of Australia, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and the UK to strengthen its counter-ISIS campaign.

The US and its allies discussed potential military campaign advancements to combat the terrorist group.

In November, a series of coordinated ISIS terrorist attacks in Paris killed nearly 130 people.