British Security Service Plants Agents to Fight Domestic Terror

(London Times) Michael Evans - MI5, the British Security Service, will deploy agents around Britain in a radical reorganization of the intelligence service aimed at combating the threat of home-grown Islamist terrorists linked to the al-Qaeda network. Teams of intelligence officers, surveillance experts, analysts, and computer specialists will be permanently based in cities where it is feared that extremists are radicalizing Muslim youth. The move reflects fears that the main terrorist danger comes not from abroad but from within the UK. Hundreds of young Britons are believed to have attended Afghan training camps and the security services are keen to gather more information about their whereabouts and activities.

2004-07-13 00:00:00

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