The covert operations behind Islamic State's terror campaign in Europe


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It was about 4pm on July 15th 2015, a warm and sunny day, when Mohamed Abrini, a Belgian from the Molenbeek district of Brussels where he had recently sold his snack bar, arrived as agreed in front of a pizzeria in the Small Heath area of the British city of Birmingham. It was close to a local park, where members of the local Muslim community often prey when the weather allows.