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Government 'must do more' to stop Brits fighting in Syria

The Government must do more to dissuade and prevent British citizens from travelling to Syria to fight, MPs has warned. It comes as the Foreign Office investigatesreports that two Britons have died fighting in Syria.

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Govt 'must do more' to stop Brits fighting in Syria

The Government must do more to dissuade and prevent British citizens from travelling to Syria to fight, an influential group of MPs has warned.

The Home Affairs Select Committee has recommended the implementation of a programme similar to Channel - the scheme for safeguarding children and adults from being drawn into terrorism - where there was evidence someone returning to Britain had fought in Syria.

A fighter launches a rocket towards a regime's post where forces loyal to Syria's president are located.

Committee chair Keith Vaz said: "Recent events involving Boko Haram, al-Shabab and al-Qaida show the terrorist threat to the UK is as grave as at any point in the past 13 years.

"Stopping British men and women going to become foreign fighters in Syria and other theatres of conflict, and engaging with them when they return is vital".

It comes as the Foreign Office is investigating a report that two Brits have died fighting in Syria.

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