UK raises terror threat to 'severe', Cameron says 'attack likely'

August 29, 2014 2:10 PM

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UK raises terror threat to 'severe', Cameron says 'attack likely'

ISIS poses a “greater and deeper threat to our security than we’ve seen before” said Prime Minister David Cameron. His statement follows a decision to raise the UK's terror threat level from "substantial" to "severe" over events in Iraq and Syria.

Fighting the Islamic State is “a generational struggle” against a “poisonous ideology” Cameron said, adding the UK “must respond calmly and with purpose” to a “greater and deeper threat to our security than we’ve seen before.”

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