UK: “Britain has been just days from a major terror attack, with five plots foiled in the last four months”. France: “In the last 18 months, French intelligence services have prevented as many as five terrorism plots”

From Daily Mail:

“Britain has been just days from a major terror attack, with five plots foiled in the last four months, Met Police chief Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe revealed today.

Terrorists have been ‘very close to hurting somebody badly, or killing them’ since the summer and there is ‘no doubt’ that there are extremists in the UK as dangerous as the gunman behind the Sydney café siege, the Commissioner warned.

And he claimed officers are struggling to cope with the mountain of digital files seized in police raids, with recent cases seeing terror suspects hours from being released before crucial evidence was found for them to be charged.”

From TheLocal.fr:

“In the last 18 months, French intelligence services have prevented as many as five terrorism plots from taking place on French soil, according the country’s interior minister, who warned that jihadists returning from Syria continue to pose the biggest threat.

While jihadists returning from Syria accounted for four of the foiled plots, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve told a cabinet meeting that there were also some instances of homegrown terrorism.”

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