Theresa May tells G7 summit leaders: Stop jihadis before they bring their terror home

Source: The Telegraph

British jihadis who go to Syria and Iraq to fight for Isil must be stopped and brought to justice in other countries before they can get back to the UK, Theresa May has told the G7 summit.

The Prime Minister wants G7 countries, including Britain, to share information and expertise with countries including Iraq so they can “prosecute any foreign fighters they capture”.

Theresa May talks with Donald Trump at the G7 summit in Taormina, Italy
Theresa May talks with Donald Trump at the G7 summit in Taormina, Italy CREDIT: LUCA BRUNO/AP PHOTO

At least 800 British extremists have travelled to the Middle East to fight with Isil, and around half of them are thought to have returned, posing a huge terrorist threat on home soil.

Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi is among those known to have travelled abroad, where he may have received training in bomb-making before he detonated a device that killed 22 people earlier this week.

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