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LIGNET: UK Faces New Terror Threat From Returning Syria War Vets

Image: LIGNET: UK Faces New Terror Threat From Returning Syria War Vets Protesters wrapped in pre-Baath Syrian flags, now used by the opposition, attend a rally outside Downing Street in London on March 15, 2014, to mark the third anniversary since the start of the civil war in Syria. (Andrew Cowie/AFP/Getty Images)

Monday, 28 Apr 2014 03:27 PM

Security and intelligence officials from the United Kingdom and the European Union are publicly warning that Britain is facing a new terrorist threat from citizens who traveled to Syria and were radicalized by the brutal civil war.

The danger of radicalized returnees is elevated because Syria's proximity to Europe encourages travel into the war zone, and rebel groups there have established close relationships with potential volunteers.

Click HERE to read an exclusive analysis by LIGNET's top intelligence experts.


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