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    Daesh Operating Secret Cells in UK, Germany, Italy - US Intelligence Chief

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    Daesh jihadist group has secret terrorist cells in the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy, the US Director of National Intelligence said.

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — He said that Daesh affiliates operating in the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy were similar to those that were behind the attacks in Paris and Brussels.

    "Yes, they do. That is a concern, obviously, of ours and our European allies….. We continue to see evidence of plotting on the part of ISIL in the countries you named," James Robert Clapper told reporters when asked if the jihadist group was running clandestine operations in the three EU countries, as quoted by The New York Times.

    Daesh, which is outlawed in Russia and many other countries, claimed responsibility for the recent terrorist attacks on Europe — the November 13 Paris attacks, which killed 130 people, and the March 22 series of blasts in Brussels, which claimed the lives of 35 people.

    The attacks are believed to be closely connected, as a suspect involved in the attacks in Paris, was captured on CCTV footage accompanying the terrorists at Brussels airport, one of the locations targeted by terrorists.

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