A Lebanese Government minister has warned Islamic State could be sending terrorists out of Syria posing as refugees.

Education minister Elias Bou Saab claims as many as two per cent – one in 50 – refugees could be “radicals” entering Europe hoping to carry out terror attacks.

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant could be sending jihadis out of Syria posing as refugees, Mr Saab warned.

Mr Elias Saab suggested that as many as two per cent of the refugees could be “radicals”, London’s Daily Telegraph has reported.

He said this would be “more than enough” to cause problems.

Mr Saab spoke to journalists travelling with British Prime Minister David Cameron on a visit to Lebanon and Jordan.

“They bring some people, the smugglers. They organise groups and send them out,” Mr Saab said.

“I don’t have any information. My gut feeling is yes they are facilitating such an operation. For what reason, I don’t know.”

Mr Saab said he thought militants could be going to Europe via Turkey and Greece.

“You may have, let’s say, two per cent that are radicals,” he said.

“When the Lebanese army were kidnapped in Lebanon, the people who kidnapped them came out of the camps. We had them in camps in Lebanon and we were taking care (of them) and all of a sudden they came out of the camps, they went against the army, they kidnapped the soldiers and they took them to the mountains.”

Britain has appointed a minister to deal specifically with the 20,000 Syrian refugees that the country has agreed to resettle over the next five years from camps bordering the war-torn country.

“Richard Harrington will be responsible for co-ordinating and delivering work across Government to resettle up to 20,000 Syrian refugees in the UK, along with co-ordinating the provision of government support to Syrian refugees in the region,” said a statement from Prime Minister David Cameron’s office.

In Jordan, Mr Cameron said: “Britain is already the second largest donor to refugee camps to this whole crisis, really helping in a way that many other countries aren’t with serious amounts of money,” he said.

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