One in 50 Syrian refugees entering Europe could be member of Isis, a Lebanese government minister has claimed.
Elias Bou Saab, the country’s education minister, suggested as many as two per cent of refugees from Syria may be jihadis sent by the so-called Islamic State.
Mr Saab said he had no firm information on terrorist infiltration of refugees, but said his “gut feeling” told him it was happening.
Asked if Isis could be sending militants under the guise of being refugees, Mr Saab said: “Yes, they bring some people, the smugglers. They organise groups and send them out.”