Alive and a threat: 200 British jihadists might come home

As many as 200 British jihadists, who fought alongside Islamic State in Syria, are still believed to be alive and would pose a very significant threat if they ever returned home, according to the UK’s most senior counter-terror police officer.

Scotland Yard assistant commissioner Neil Basu was speaking at the launch of a nationwide campaign of cinema adverts to raise awareness of the threat posed by overseas extremist groups and radicalised individuals back in the UK.

Mr Basu revealed police and security services had foiled 18 terror plots in the UK in less than two years and that around one in five tip-offs from the public yield important information.

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Source: Sky News