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Cardiff mosque: We were not involved in radicalisation

Leaders of a Cardiff mosque, attended by three young men who are now fighting in Syria, say they had nothing to do with their radicalisation.

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Britain will face Syria repercussions 'for many years'

Cressida Dick warned of a long-term threat from extremists returning to Britain from Syria and Iraq. Credit: PA

Britain will feel the repercussions of Syria and the rise of Islamic extremism within its own borders for "many years" to come, a top counter-terrorism expert has said.

Cressida Dick, the Metropolitan Police's assistant commissioner and head of specialist operations, warned that Britain would feel long-term consequences of the conflict.

She told the BBC it represented a terrorist threat to the UK, and that young British Muslims who have travelled to the war-torn country to fight might commit violence when they return.

Ms Dick told BBC Radio 4's The World This Weekend: "I'm afraid I believe that we will be living with the consequences of Syria - from a terrorist point of view, let alone the world, geopolitical consequences - for many, many, many years to come."

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