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British Muslims fighting in Syria’s civil war could return home to carry out terrorist attacks, intelligence chiefs have warned.
By James Kirkup, Deputy Political Editor
10:30AM GMT 26 Mar 2013
There are “hundreds” of Europeans now fighting in Syria, some of whom are with groups linked to al Qaeda, the Home Office has told MPs.
In an annual report on its Contest counter-terrorism strategy, the Home Office warned of the risk to Britain and other European nations posed by foreign fighters now gaining military experience in Syria.
The Home Office warning – based on assessments by British intelligence agencies – comes as ministers debate doing more to arm and support the rebels fighting the regime of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad.