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British tourists warned they could be targeted by terrorists

The Foreign Office said it would be motivated by the conflict in Iraq and Syria.

 A huge plume of smoke rises after an airstrike in eastern Kobani, Syria, behind a hilltop where militants with the Islamic State group had raised their flag
A huge plume of smoke rises after an airstrike in eastern Kobani, Syria, behind a hilltop where militants with the Islamic State group had raised their flag
Image: AP/Press Association Images

BRITISH NATIONALS ARE being warned that they could be targeted by terrorists over the conflict in Syria and Iraq.

The UK’s Foreign Office has updated its travel advice for Britons travelling abroad, and said that it did so because of coalition action in Syria and Iraq.

It is now warning:

There is considered to be a heightened threat of terrorist attack globally against UK interests and British nationals from groups or individuals motivated by the conflict in Iraq and Syria. You should be vigilant at this time.

It says this is due to a “generalised threat” rather than mentioning any specific attack warnings. Britain began air strikes on Islamic State – ISIS – militants in September in Iraq and Syria.

In August, the UK national terror threat level was raised to “severe”, and Britons have been advised not to travel to Syria.

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