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600 British Terrorists Stopped from Entering Syria to Join ISIS: Hammond

600 British Terrorists Stopped from Entering Syria to Join ISIS: Hammond
Sat Jan 16, 2016 15:01:44

Some 600 Britons have been stopped from going to Syria to try to join ISIS and other terrorist groups, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said in comments reported Saturday.

Meanwhile some 800 have made it through since 2012, with half of them still thought to be inside the war-torn country, he said, in comments reported in The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph newspapers.

“Approximately 800 Brits have been to Syria, of whom half are still there. But on top of that 800, we have stopped another 600,” he said, on a visit to southern Turkey.

The foreign secretary said the number of Britons stopped in Turkey had gone up in the past eight months due to Ankara reassessing the scale of the threat posed to Turkey by ISIS, AFP reported.

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