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Fears rise in Europe of jihadist influx if Iraq retakes Mosul

Europe faces a new influx of Islamic State jihadists if Iraqi forces retake the group's stronghold Mosul, officials and analysts warned Tuesday, adding to fears on a continent battered by a string of Islamist attacks. Thousands of Europeans have left for Iraq and Syria over the last two years to wage jihad, but after the IS suffered a string of territorial defeats this year in both countries, some of its fighters have begun returning to the continent.
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