UK-bound migrants pose for selfies as they wait to be rescued on broken dinghy
Isis fighters are sneaking onto migrant boats crossing the Med a new investigation has warned
Isis militants are posing as refugees and being smuggled into Europe across the Mediterranean, it has been reported.
Islamic State fighters are taking advantage of the current migrant crisis in the Mediterranean by joining overfilled boats leaving northern Africa for Europe, according to government advisor Abdul Basit Haroun.
He told BBC 5 live Investigates that he had spoken to boat owners in areas controlled by Isis.
They told him that militants were profiting from the dangerous journey across the sea by demanding half of people smugglers’ incomes in exchange for allowing them to keep operating – and to take fighters with them.