Up to 450 British nationals now fighting in Syria and Iraq

July 3, 2014 7:10 AM

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Up to 450 British nationals now fighting in Syria and Iraq

Up to 450 British nationals have joined the ranks of an extremist Islamist militant group in Iraq and could attack the UK, a Kurdish intelligence chief has claimed.

Lahoor Talabani, director of counter terrorism for the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), told Sky News that the offensive in the north of the country by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) should not be viewed as an attack only on the Iraqi government.

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