Airports on terror alert over ‘stealth’ bomb plans
Michael Evans and Devika Bhat
Security is being stepped up at British airports after the US received intelligence that western jihadists are targeting transatlantic flights with a new generation of “stealth” bombs. Two terror networks in Syria and Yemen have teamed up to target flights bound for America, US officials said last night. Passengers at airports including Heathrow will face extra checks on footwear and electronic devices before boarding direct flights to the US, it was reported. More bomb-detection machines may be installed at airports, amid evidence that militants are trying to design new types of non-metallic explosive devices, which could evade detection under current checks. Whitehall officials would not discuss the nature of the extra security measures, claiming only that the majority…
I’ll see you on judgment day, teenage jihadist tells parents
A 17-year-old Muslim boy who has gone to wage jihad in Syria has said he will never return to his distraught parents in Britain.
Aseel Muthana, who has joined the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (Isis), said on social media that unless his family came to join him he would not see them until “judgment day”.
The teenager’s remarks emerged yesterday as two people were arrested and 12 addresses raided in terrorism investigations in Britain.
Most British recruits fighting in Syria come from southeast
More than half of the 500 Britons who have gone to fight with jihadist groups in Syria are from the London area, security sources said.
Counter-terrorism agencies are tracking the journeys of recruits from across the UK who have gone to Syria since the civil war broke out and believe that two thirds have returned to Britain.
By far the greatest number of British foreign fighters come from the capital, which highlights the problem facing Assistant Commissioner ……….