Al-Qaeda training British and European jihadists in Syria to set up terror cells at home
Al-Qaeda training British and European jihadists in Syria to set up terror cells at home
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The Daily Telegraph newspaper reported that British people fighting in Syria are being trained as jihadistsand then encouraged to return to the U.K to launch attacks on home soil, an al-Qaeda defector and western security sources have told the Telegraph.

In a rare interview on Turkey’s border with Syria, the defector from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) said that recruits from Britain, Europe and the U.S were being indoctrinated in extremist anti-Western ideology, trained in how to make and detonate car bombs and suicide vests and sent home to start new terror cells.

He has provided the first confirmation from Syrian militants that young British men are being indoctrinated in extremist anti-Western ideology.

Some of those jihadists fighting Syrian Army are being brainwashed by fanatics, the former member of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) warned.

His comments echo the concerns of the security services at a time when it is feared that up to 500 Britons are fighting in Syria and could return to emulate attacks such as the London bombings and 9/11.

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