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Militants in Iraq, Syria 'plan to attack Britain': PM

Published on Jun 18, 2014 8:59 PM
 
An image grab taken from a video uploaded on Youtube on June 17, 2014, allegedly shows militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) parading with their group's flag in the northern city of Baiji in the in Salaheddin province. Prime Minister David Cameron warned on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, that militants making advances in Iraq and fighting in Syria were also planning to attack Britain. -- PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AFP) - Prime Minister David Cameron warned on Wednesday that militants making advances in Iraq and fighting in Syria were also planning to attack Britain.

"I'd disagree with those people who think this is nothing to do with us and if they want to have some sort of extreme Islamist regime in the middle of Iraq that won't affect us - it will," Cameron told the House of Commons.

"The people in that regime, as well as trying to take territory, are also planning to attack us here at home in the United Kingdom."

He was speaking before chairing a meeting of the government's National Security Council (NSC) on the militant offensive in Iraq, which is being spearheaded by jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

 
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