Snowden leaks crippled war on terror

Edward Snowden’s intelligence leaks have crippled Britain’s ability to fight terrorists, a major study confirms today.

Extremists, including those from Islamic State, have seized on the fugitive traitor’s revelations and now use them to learn about spy agencies’ techniques – making it easier for them to avoid detection, the report says.

Snowden’s theft of 1.7million classified files from GCHQ and the US’s National Security Agency has therefore had a ‘profound impact’ on the agencies’ ability to tackle jihadists.