Italy warned about Milan-based ISIS cell, deports imam

Interior Minister Angelino Alfano has ordered the deportation of Hosni Hachemi Ben Hassem, a Tunisian imam based in a mosque at Andria in Puglia, after Italy was warned about an ISIS cell based in the Milan area.Its existence was revealed by documents seized by Libyan government forces after they took over ISIS headquarters in the Libyan port town of Sirte earlier last week, raising fears that fleeting jihadists would cross the Mediterranean in migrant boats. 

The cleric is the ninth imam to be thrown out of Italy since the start of 2015 under a 'zero tolerance' policy for Islamist extremism, which Alfano says has reduced the risk of a terror attack on Italian soil.

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