UK Will ‘Destroy And Eliminate’ Citizens Fighting With IS


Dec 7 (AFP) British citizens fighting for Islamic State should be located and killed and not allowed back into the country, new defence minister Gavin Williamson told the Daily Mail today. “Quite si mply, my view is a dead terrorist can’t cause any harm to Britain,” he told the tabloid.

“We should do everything we can do to destroy and eliminate that threat,” he added. An estimated 800 British passport holders travelled to fight in Iraq and Syria, with 130 killed and around 400 returning, leaving 270 still in the Middle East.

The issue came into sharp focus in 2014 when British citizen Mohammed Emwazi — also known as “Jihadi John” — appeared in IS propaganda videos showing the beheading of a number of captives. Read More…

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