Top UK Anti-Terrorism Officer Says Syria-Related Arrests Soar

(Reuters) Michael Holden - Britain's top counter-terrorism police officer, Mark Rowley, said on Tuesday arrests linked to fighting in Syria had risen dramatically this year. "High priority operations, especially against those involved in attack planning or on the cusp have increased greatly." The government estimates at least 500 Britons have traveled to Syria or Iraq, and has repeatedly warned that those who have gone posed a serious risk on their return.

2014-08-27 00:00:00

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