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Dozens of convicted terrorists will soon go free in Europe

Dozens of convicted terrorists will be released from European prisons in the next two years. Getty Images
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Dozens of terrorism convicts, many of whom were part of the first surge of jihadis drawn to Syria and Iraq, will be freed from European prisons over the next two years reports the AP.

The impact: Experts are concerned about the danger these convicts may still pose to the community, and worry that European governments aren't fully prepared to face the eventual threat. “The danger is the risk of recidivism. We should not be too quick to believe certain terrorists who say they are repentant,” said Catherine Champrenault, the Paris prosecutor general.