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CRT News Coverage
October 25, 2017

Britain facing a new wave of terror after 425 homegrown ISIS fighters return from Iraq and Syria

by
Henry Jackson Society

Britain faces a fresh terror wave from 425 homegrown IS jihadi fighters fleeing Iraq and Syria, warns a former MI6 chief.

Only Muslim countries Turkey, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia face larger numbers fleeing collapsing IS terror strongholds in Iraq and Syria.

Richard Barrett, a former director of global counter-terrorism at MI6, said: “While returning foreign fighters have not as yet added significantly to the threat of terrorism, attacks inspired or directed by IS continue to rise.

Meanwhile, Britain’s Henry Jackson Society think tank said not enough is being done to counter the risk posed by radicalised Muslim converts.

It warned converts are “over-represented among foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq”.

Read more in The Sun