ISIS ‘jihadi brides have connections and skills to be very dangerous,’ warns MI6 chief

JIHADI brides like Shamima Begum who ran away to join Islamic State in Syria are “potentially very dangerous” when they return to the UK, Britain’s spy chief warned yesterday.

Alex Younger, head of MI6, said British-born IS fighters pose an “extremely complex problem” for the authorities when they come home. Mr Younger spoke after Home Secretary Sajid Javid vowed to block Begum’s return to the UK. The heavily-pregnant 19-year-old, now in a refugee camp in northern Syria and who has already lost two children, says she wants to come home to have her baby – the child of a Dutch IS fighter.

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