Terrorism most immediate threat to UK, says MI6

Submitted by TheGnomeAtHome on Thu, 12/08/2016 - 14:41

The scale of the terrorism threat to the UK is "unprecedented", the new head of MI6 has said.

Alex Younger said UK intelligence and security services had disrupted 12 terrorist plots since June 2013.

He said many of the threats came from ungoverned spaces in the Middle East - namely Iraq and Syria.

Mr Younger also warned that "hybrid warfare", which included cyber-attacks and subverting democracy, was becoming an "increasingly dangerous phenomenon".