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IS Fighters Were Allowed To ‘Escape From Raqqa’

Hundreds of Islamic State fighters and their relatives were allowed to leave the Syrian city of Raqqa when it fell to US-backed forces, according to BBC sources.

The IS militants left with ten lorry-loads of weapons and ammunition and are described as some of IS’s most notorious members.

French former IS fighter, Abu Basir al-Faransy said: “There are some French brothers from our group who left for France to carry out attacks in what would be called a ‘day of reckoning.’”

Parents Of ‘Jihadi Jack’ Say Foreign Office Is Being ‘Completely Obstructive’

The parents of Jack Letts – known as Jihadi Jack – have said the Foreign Office is being "completely obstructive" as they attempt to help their son who is being held by Kurds in Syria.

Mr Letts, who turns 22 today, converted to Islam before travelling to Syria in 2014.

The former Oxford A-level student is charged with being a member of IS but claims he hates the group.

Sally Lane, Mr Letts' mother, told the Guardian the FCO and Boris Johnson have refused to help in getting their son released.

UK Committed To EU Security

The prime minister says the UK will stay "unconditionally committed" to European security - as it faces threats from Russia.

In a speech in London, she accused the country of meddling in elections and trying to "weaponise" information.

But Theresa May said she hopes Moscow will change - and "play by the rules".

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