Up to 180 Sleeper Terrorists Prepping for Attacks
By Sandy Fitzgerald
Up to 20 sleeper cells comprising 120 to 180 people may be ready to strike targets in several European countries, intelligence source say in the wake of the discovery of an "imminent threat" of an attack in Belgium this week.
More than two dozen people with suspected ties to Islamic extremists were arrested in a sweep Friday, and an unnamed Western intelligence source told CNN that as many as 20 sleeper cells are ready to strike targets in France, Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands.
"There is a tremendous amount of concern over sleeper cells in Europe," said the official, who CNN reports has direct knowledge of the evolving situation.