UK in ISIS Hit List, Cameroon Sounds Alarm


London: Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday warned that Islamic State militants based in Syria and Iraq were planning specific attacks against Britain and posed an existential threat to the West.

Cameron was speaking after an Islamist gunman killed up to 30 British tourists in an attack last on Friday that British politicians have described as the single worst assault on their nationals since the bombing of the London underground in 2005.

“There are people in Iraq and Syria who are plotting to carry out terrible acts in Britain and elsewhere and as long as ISIS (Islamic State) exists in those two countries we are at threat,” said Cameron.

Britain’s international terror threat is currently set at “severe,” its second highest level, and a rung which means an attack is “highly likely.” Police say they have launched one of their largest counter-terrorism operations in a decade after the murders in Tunisia.