Category Archives: National Security

New Military Campaign Medal Announced For Those Who Fought Against Daesh

The Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson, has announced details of the eligible personnel who will recieve a new medal to mark the campaign to defeat Daesh in Iraq and Syria. Under new rules, personnel from all three services serving from outside the traditional area of operations, such as operators of RAF Reaper remotely piloted aerial systems, will receive the Operation Shader

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Home Secretary Says He “Will Not Hesitate” To Prevent Return Of Jihadi Brides

The home secretary, Sajid Javid, says that he “will not hesitate” to prevent the return to the UK of so-called ‘jihadi brides’ who voluntarily left this country in order to join Daesh. Mr Javid issued the warning to Shamima Begum and others who fled the UK in order to join the terror group in Syria. In an intervew with The

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ISIS Bride Of Terror Wants To Come ‘Home’

One of three girls who left east London in 2015 to join Daesh says that she has ‘no regrets’ about joining the death cult, but that she now wants to return to the UK. In an interview with the Times, Shamima Begum, now 19, talked about seeing “beheaded heads” in bins – but said that the gruesome sight and barbarism

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WATCH: A Sad Farewell To The RAF Tornado Fighter Jet

After nearly 40 years of serving on military operations around the world, the RAF’s Tornado jets have returned home for the very last time. The iconic jets first entered service in 1979 and they have been used in operations across the world, most recently bombarding Daesh to push the terrorist group back through Syria and Iraq. The weapons capabilities of the soon-to-retire Tornados are now

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Trial Of Facial Recognition Technology Leads To 8 Arrests In Romford

Eight people were arrested during the Met’s deployment of live facial recognition technology in Romford town centre on Thursday, 31 January. The automated technology can passively & simultaneously scan peoples faces using optical technology and can help the police to identify wanted individuals who might have been ‘on the run’ for sometime. The Metropolitan Police announced that three arrests [A],

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Man Who ‘Praised’ Manchester Arena Attack Jailed For Terrorism Offences

A man from east London been sentenced (18th Jan) to five years and four months’ imprisonment for terrorism offences, following an investigation by the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command.  Ahmed Hussain, 28 (15.10.90) of east London was convicted after officers found him in possession of a large number of terrorist documents and propaganda linked to Daesh, some of which he intended

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WATCH: RAF Continue To Conduct Airstrikes Against Daesh

The UK continues to demonstrate its world-leading air capability in the campaign against Daesh’s last major territory, Hajin, with 10 successful air strikes in 19 days over the Christmas period according to the Ministry of Defence. A combination of Typhoon and Tornado jets, as well as Reaper drones, supported Syrian Democratic Forces on the ground, as Daesh continue to be

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MPs Act To Make Armed Forces Personnel Exempt From Prosecution

Leo Docherty MP, a former British Army officer, has called for the British Armed Forces to be exempt from prosecution under the European Convention on Human Rights. As it stands at the moment, soldiers can be chased and hounded years after returning from operational duties in relation to alleged breaches of the Human Rights Act 1998. The armed force’s community

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Met Police Release Statement Following Heathrow Airport Drone Incident

“Shortly after 17:00hrs [yesterday 8th Jan] we received reports of a sighting of a drone at Heathrow airport. As part of our established response plans to such an incident, officers were swiftly deployed across the airport and we continue to work closely with colleagues from Heathrow Airport Limited,” said Commander Stuart Cundy.  “As a precaution, departures were stopped at the airport

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Channel Migrant Crisis: UK & France Step Up Coastal Patrols

The UK and France are to step up joint patrols and increase surveillance in a bid to stop an increase in the number of illegal migrants trying to reach the British coast in small boats. Home Secretary Sajid Javid agreed a joint action plan with the French interior minister during a recent phone call. On Sunday morning, another 6 Iranian

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