UK plans airline laws to stop Britons from joining Islamic State

March 8, 2015 2:45 PM

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UK plans airline laws to stop Britons from joining Islamic State

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will introduce a package of new laws next week to stop airlines carrying passengers who may be traveling to join Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, the Sunday Times newspaper reported.

Thousands of foreigners from more than 80 countries have joined the ranks of Islamic State (IS) and other radical groups in Syria and Iraq, including the Briton known as "Jihadi John", who has appeared in multiple IS beheading videos.

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