MI5 boss warns of growing concerns over Syria

A Free Syrian Army fighter carries his weapon as he walks on the rubble of a damaged building in Deir al-Zor.
A Free Syrian Army fighter carries his weapon as he walks on the rubble of a damaged building in Deir al-Zor. Credit: Reuters

The Director General of MI5 has warned of the increased risk of terrorism from Syria.

Speaking in public for the first time Andrew Parker said there was a "growing concern" over the troubles country:

"For the future, there is good reason to be concerned about Syria. A growing proportion of our casework now has some link to Syria, mostly concerning individuals from the UK who have travelled to fight there or who aspire to do so"

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