The threat from Islamic State's 'fifth column' in Europe


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The body was that of a male terrorist aged 28. “Very olive skin” with “dark brown hair” and “closely cut brown moustache and beard”, notes the report. Inside the autopsy room of the forensic mortuary at the Institut Médico-Légal (IML) in Paris's 12th arrondissement (district), a gendarme, two medical examiners, a police forensics officer and a police photographer are standing around the body which is lying on a trolley. It is 8.40am on Friday 20th 2015, and Dr Antoine T. is starting the post-mortem examination.