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Underground Terror Network Said to Benefit Would-Be Jihadists in Europe

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Shadowy, but many known to authorities.
How many aren't known?
Disappear/re-appear.

Underground Terror Network Said to Benefit Would-Be Jihadists in Europe
Officials Say Wife of Paris Gunman Used Resources to Reach Islamic State Territory in Syria
By NOÉMIE BISSERBE, BENOÎT FAUCON And STACY MEICHTRY
Jan. 29, 2015 7:29 p.m. ET
Underground Terror Network Said to Benefit Would-Be Jihadists in Europe - WSJ

[.......] Her journey from the gritty suburbs of Paris to the Syrian border followed a circuitous route that—much like an underground railroad—allowed her to slip away covertly.

Islamic State’s ability to provide safe harbor to friends and family removes potential obstacles for would-be attackers in the West. They no longer need to be part of a terror group’s rank-and-file to benefit from its resources, according to Western counterterrorism officials and people close to militant networks.
There isn’t any evidence Mr. Coulibaly took orders from Islamic State, although he pledged his allegiance in a video that circulated online after his death.

But he didn’t act in isolation either. Instead, he tapped into a grass-roots network that grew along with al Qaeda and has begun to reconfigure around Islamic State. “It’s a new operating mode. The logic is different,” said Daniel Fellous, a French lawyer specializing in terror cases.

Years before Mr. Coulibaly took to the streets of Paris armed with AK-47s—killing four hostages at a kosher grocery and a policewoman—the people suspected of shepherding his wife to Syria were cutting their teeth on a narrower mission: recruiting and sending French nationals to fight U.S. troops in Afghanistan, according to court documents.
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Known not just to the authorities but to friends and family here in their ethnic communities. If we demand their communities help security services then we are engaging in hateful speech. If we show that where these communities live we also have rises in attacks on jews and jewish places of worship we are decried. Oh it's clear which ethnic group is attacking others, creating terrorist networks and returning to Europe under cover of the mother religious population but we can't point it out.

How many aren't known?
Disappear/re-appear.
Two versions of response -

Ahmet Davutoglu, Turkish Prime Minister tells us his country cannot police the border and that there is no state on the other side of the border to help with policing the border. This report (with video) however shows jihadis crossing the border in front of Turkish border police, observers and TV crews. The only people on the "other side" trying to prevent this are peshmerga fighters in Kobane who open fire on the jihadis before ISIS troops return fire to greet and cover their new recruits.

All in broad daylight and with Tukish troops watching.
 
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