Real Fake Passports: Could Daesh infiltrate Europe by passing as refugees?

Published December 21st, 2015 - 08:11 GMT

Islamic State [Daesh] obtained tens of thousands of blank passports in Syrian, Libyan and Iraqi towns since 2014, according to Western intelligence agencies.

The Welt am Sonntag paper cited intelligence officials in its report Sunday on Daesh selling “real fake documents” to raise money. The militant group is offering passports for between $1,000 and $1,500 on the black market.

In addition to the blank passports, Daesh seized machinery for the production of passports and personal identity papers.

Security officials are concerned that jihadists will use the passports to disguise themselves as refugees and infiltrate Europe, the paper reported.

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