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Terrorism: British Nationals Abroad

Question for Home Office

UIN HL5917, tabled on 4 February 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the number of UK nationals who have travelled to participate in terrorist-related activity in (1) Syria, (2) Iraq, (3) Libya, and (4) another country, from 2013 to date.

Answered on

17 February 2016

We believe approximately 800 UK linked individuals have travelled to take part in the conflict in Syria and Iraq since it began. Many have joined Daesh and other terrorist groups. We cannot provide specific data on how many nationals have travelled to Libya or other countries on national security grounds.

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