King: return of foreign fighters from Iraq "is a threat we must be prepared to face". (Photo: European Commission)

Iraq fighting could bring jihadists to Europe, commissioner warns

The Iraqi army's attempt to recapture the city of Mosul from the Islamic State militant group could spark a return of jihadist fighters to Europe, the EU security union commissioner has warned.

"This is a threat we must be prepared to face," Julian King said in an interview to Germany's Die Welt published on Tuesday.

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