Islamist group Isis has a presence in Syria and is engaged in fierce fighting in Iraq
UK police will have to deal with the threat of British fighters returning from Syria for “many years”, a top Scotland Yard officer has told the BBC.
Met Assistant Commissioner Cressida Dick said the conflict represented a “long-term” terrorist threat.
She said young British Muslims might commit violence on their return.
Her comments came after an apparent internet recruitment video for jihadists in Syria and Iraq appeared to feature several Britons.
The video was posted by internet accounts linked to militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis), which has a presence in Syria and is engaged in fierce fighting with Iraqi government forces.
One of the men in the video has been identified as aspiring medical student Nasser Muthan, 20, from Cardiff.
Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s The…
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