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  8/29/2014, Elul 3, 5774

Britain Raises Terrorism Alert Over IS


Britain raised its terrorism alert on Friday to the second-highest level, with Prime Minister David Cameron saying the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) group operating in Syria and Iraq posed the country's greatest ever security risk.

According to a report by the Reuters news agency, the government in London said there was no evidence an attack was imminent but the assessment of the latest intelligence by security chiefs justified elevating the international threat level to "severe", meaning a strike was "highly likely".

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