TSC Report Cited by Bloomberg: MI5 Chief Warns of Threat to U.K. From Russia, Islamic State
May 15, 2018
By: Kitty Donaldson
MI5 chief Andrew Parker warned of the continued threat of attacks on Britain from Russia and the Islamic State militant group in a rare speech outside the country on Monday.
Speaking publicly for the first time since the attempted murder of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury in March, Parker said in Berlin that the incident was a “deliberate and targeted malign activity” that risks Russia becoming a “more isolated pariah” in the international community …
Research released in October 2017 by global security analysts at The Soufan Center estimated that at least 425 British Islamic State members have so far returned to the U.K. — the largest such cohort in Europe. Parker revealed 12 plots have been foiled by British authorities in just over a year, bringing the total number of disrupted attacks since 2013 to 25 …
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