EU Intel Sees Britain as ISIS’ Next Target

New Airstrikes Against Raqqa Making Britain a Bigger Target

Intelligence reports out of European Union security agencies say there is specific intelligence emerging that British ISIS recruits inside Iraq and Syria are being told to return home and carry out attacks, suggesting Britain has become the group’s next target.

The intelligence agencies had concern that Britain was already a likely target, and say that this week’s parliamentary vote on expanding their air war into Syria has greatly increased ISIS interest in hitting them as soon as possible.

The House of Commons vote capped off 10 hours of intense debate, with British PM David Cameron railing at opponents as “terrorist sympathizers” for not wanting to expand the war, and vowing to wipe out ISIS at all costs.

ISIS is also seen as keen to hit Russia in the near future, because of Russia’s escalating airstrikes against them, though their large number of EU recruits makes targets within EU member nations more convenient, and likely means Britain will come first.

Author: Jason Ditz

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