The Times: Britain warns of chemical catastrophe

BRITAIN,  LONDON — Islamic extremists fighting in Syria pose one of the most worrying threats to Britain and its allies, particularly if they gain access to the government’s stocks of chemical weapons, parliament’s intelligence committee said on Wednesday.

The committee, which oversees the work of Britain’s intelligence agencies, also urged the government to speed up efforts to tackle the “disturbing” threat of cyber-attacks.

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“Al-Qaeda elements and individual jihadists in Syria currently represent the most worrying emerging terrorist threat to the UK and the West,” the report says.


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