Jihadist terrorism threat could worsen in next two years, security chiefs warn

The terrorism threat from Islamic extremists could worsen in the next two years, security chiefs have said, as new measures to overhaul UK security capabilities are announced.

The defeat of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) in Iraq and Syria, and its subsequent splintering into cells, combined with continued online radicalization, could see the risk of terrorism heightening over the next few years, according to the new National Security Capability Review (NSCR) to be published on Wednesday.

“We expect the threat from Islamist terrorism to remain at its current heightened level for at least two years and it might increase further,” the report reads.