ISIS planning 'enormous and spectacular attacks'

2016-03-07 19:02


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London - Scotland Yard's counter terror chief has warned that the Islamic State group harbours ambitions of "enormous and spectacular attacks", as jihadis broaden their plots to target Western lifestyles.

Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley told reporters on Monday that while ISIS once primarily attacked military and police targets, their aims are now more assertive.

Rowley says "you see a terrorist group which has big ambitions for enormous and spectacular attacks, not just the types that we've seen foiled to date".

He described a group that is shifting. While it had once largely been using propaganda to radicalise people to act in their name, it is now "trying to build bigger attacks".

Rowley said the group was trying to bring jihadis trained in Syria into northern Europe to launch attacks.

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