'We'll see more terrorism after war in Syria ends', claims former national counter-terrorism security office head

'We'll see more terrorism after war in Syria ends', claims former national counter-terrorism security office head after MI6 terror warning

MI6 have warned that the UK faces an 'unprecedented' threat

Friday, December 9, 2016

A security expert has warned there will be more terrorism incidents after the war in Syria ends. 

This was in reponse to the head of MI6, Alex Younger, giving a stark warning in a rare public speech of the scale of the terror threat faced by the UK is "unprecedented". 

He revealed 12 terror plots since June 2013 have been foiled by intelligence services, with many of the threats coming namely from ungoverned Middle East areas like Iraq and Syria.

He also highlighted that "Russian conduct" in Syria was dangerous because it could unleash the next generation of terrorists onto the international community. 

Chris Phillips, who was the head of the National Counter Terrorism Security Office, called it "a sign of the times that a man who's spent his whole career in the shadows would come out and tell the world about the type of work MI6 are doing and the dangers of the world".

He went on to claim "we'll see more terrorism pop up all over the world after the war in Syria ends."

Listen to the interview above.