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ISIS may be probing military bases in preparation for attacks

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Two boats of refugees have landed just yards away from a RAF airstrip in Cyprus.

The Islamic State may have practiced an amphibious assault against a British airbase in Cyprus. Last week, two boats carrying 114 refugees from Syria, landed at the RAF Akrotiri airbase on the southern coast of Cyprus, which is being used for airstrikes against the Islamic State. The two boats made it safely ashore and were never challenged, or even detected, prior to landing, exposing a major security flaw.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)
10/22/2015 (6 years ago)

Published in Middle East

Keywords: ISIS, terrorists, RAF, Cyprus, refugees, probe, plans, defenses, Tornado

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Two boatloads of Syrian refugees landed at a British airbase in Cyprus, one that is being used for airstrikes against the Islamic State. It is possible, although unconfirmed, that the landing could have been a probe by the Islamic State to test British defenses.

Regardless if the boats were captained by Islamic State officers in disguise, they reveal a glaring weakness to the world. The RAF has no coastal defenses and their essential base, used to bomb the Islamic State, is wide-open for attack. The RAF Akrotiri airbase is home to a squadron of Tornado fighter-bombers. The Tornado is the RAF's primary ground attack aircraft and interceptor.


ISIS militants don't need to come from Syria either. The terror organization has operatives in Egypt and Libya, and all around the Mediterranean, meaning they can launch boats of militants at the base from any direction.

Until recently, the RAF believed that distance and water made their location safe. However, if 114 people can come ashore, undetected, just hundreds of yards from the primary airstrip, then what does it say about security at the base?

After inspection and some questioning by British officials, Cypriot authorities took care of the refugees and initiated their own procedures for processing the men, women and children from the boats. At any given time, boats crammed with hundreds of refugees fleeing the fighting in Syria are somewhere in the Eastern Mediterranean, each one making its way to southern Europe.

Across Europe, several million refugees are seeking a place to settle and live, now that Syria has been so badly ravaged by civil war and terrorism.

The fear is that ISIS infiltrators are using these refugees to sneak their way into countries across Europe. Once established, they will carry out lone-wolf attacks against civilians.


The goal of ISIS is to bring about the Islamic apocalypse by drawing the entire world into conflict with the newly-declared caliphate. They seek a final battle in the Syrian town of Dabiq where it is believed the Islamic savior will appear and slaughter the infidels, ushering in a new age of Islamic peace. To goad the world into war, random terror attacks may be required.

Other fears involve the spread of Islam. Muslims do not integrate into communities as readily as others, instead settling into enclaves and practicing their own religion and law among themselves. It is possible these newly established enclaves will become bases from which militant Muslims will try to convert those around them, thus spreading Islam by conversion.

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