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

By Sam Webb and David Willets, The Sun

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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”.

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