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As the net tightens around it in Syria and Iraq, Isil will continue to lash out abroad

Human Security Centre (HSC) Director Julie Lenarz writes for The Daily Telegraph on the ongoing threat the Islamic State poses to our security in light of the London attacks.

“The highly organised external attack planning structures within Daesh (Isil), even as they face military threat, are plotting ways to project violence against the UK and our allies without ever having to leave Syria,” MI6 chief Alex Younger warned in December 2016.

Britain’s foreign intelligence chief is among a number of senior intelligence officials that have warned over recent month that, despite suffering heavy losses in Syria and Iraq, the terrorist organisation still poses a real and present danger to our security.

Isil maintains the ability to plan and carry out attacks in the West and across the world, just as it is capable of inspiring so called “lone wolf” attacks without ever having been in direct contact with the perpetrators.

Read the full article here.

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