Report: Britain must prevent its nationals fighting abroad

Britain needs to take urgent action to stop citizens traveling to fight in Syria and other conflicts, a parliamentary committee said on Friday, amid fears they could be radicalized there and return to carry out attacks on their homeland.

The head of the Home Affairs Committee also warned that Britain faced a “terrorist threat” as grave as at any point since the September 11 attacks on the United States 13 years ago.

“The number of UK citizens and Westerners traveling to fight in foreign conflicts has reached alarming levels unlike anything seen in recent years,” the committee said in a report on counter-terrorism.

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