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Tuesday, 08 March 2016 08:42

UK warns ISIL planning major attacks

UK warns ISIL planning major attacks
UK’s police announced on Monday that the ISIL terrorists are planning to carry out "enormous and spectacular" attacks against Britain and the Western lifestyle in general.

According to Press TV, London Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley emphasized that the threat from the terrorist group which has taken over large parts of Syria and Iraq was evolving.

Rowley, who is Britain's most senior anti-terrorism officer, added that the ISIL is keen to repeat elsewhere incidents such as last year's Paris shootings and suicide attacks that killed 130 people.

"What we are now seeing in recent months ... is the broadening of that threat, more plans to attack Western lifestyle ... going from that narrow focus on police and military and symbols of the state to something much broader," Reuters has quoted Rowley as telling the reporters.

"You see a terrorist group that has big ambitions for enormous and spectacular attacks, not just the types that we've seen foiled to date."

British security chiefs have previously warned that the biggest threat posed by the group was the radicalization of young Britons over the internet and the danger posed by those who joined the fighting in Syria and Iraq to return home to carry out attacks.

About 800 British citizens are thought to have travelled to Syria, many to join the ISIL.

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