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Britons who join Islamic State should be hunted and killed: defence minister


Britons who have joined the Islamic State militant group in Syria and Iraq should be hunted down and killed, Britain’s new defense minister said. “We should do everything we can do to destroy and eliminate that threat,” he said, adding that he believed any British fighters who joined Islamic State should never be allowed to return to the United Kingdom. Williamson, 41, has been defence minister for little over a month, replacing Michael Fallon after he quit in a sexual harassment scandal. Prominent British militants such as Mohammed Emwazi, known as Jihadi John, and Sally Jones, have been reportedly killed by British or US forces since travelling to fight for Islamic State. After the death of Jones, who was known as the ‘White Widow’, Fallon said that British nationals who chose to leave the UK and fight for Islamic State were a “legitimate target.”


Source: Egypt Independent December 07, 2017 08:03 UTC


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