‘Cressida Dick, the Metropolitan Police’s assistant commissioner and head of specialist operations, told the Daily Mail Britain will experience increased terrorism for “many years” as a result of young British men participating in the Syrian war.
“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,” Dick told the BBC Radio 4 over the weekend.
The Daily Mail cites Richard Barrett, a former head of counter-terrorism at MI6, who estimated “possibly up to 300 people have come back to the UK” since the start of the West’s proxy war in Syria. He said intelligence services are confronted with an “impossible” task in tracking them.’
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